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    Default Son of a...GSD got skunked.

    Our 1.5 yr old GSD got skunked an hour ago. Just finished his peroxide, baking soda, dish soap bath. Can't tell how he smells as our house reeks. He was in here all of 30 seconds before we kicked him back out, and it's penetrated everywhere. My eyes seriously burn from the smell.



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    Ughhh I'm so sorry. Call the vet to see if they know any groomers who have particularly good "skunk bath" formulas.

    Expect him to be pawing at himself for another day or so. And even once the general stank is gone, it'll still come back when he's wet.

    Hope he's learned his lesson!!
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    Ugh :P The best remedy is 1 quart hydrogen peroxide (3%), 1/4 cup baking soda, and just a little dawn dish soap or laundy detergent. Don't get this micture in your dog's eyes, and rinse thoroughly

    Skunk spray is an oil, so any oil stripping soap will at least help. Baking soda will also help to neutrailze the smell.
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    We used the Peroxide/baking soda/dish soap mixture about 45 minutes after he got sprayed, and it worked like a charm. Can't smell it on him a bit. Unfortunately, the 30 seconds or less he was in the house has spread the stank everywhere. My eyes are burning from the sulfur in the spray.



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    Burn coffee a LOT in your house. It will work eventually. Put dry coffee in a dish over a candle and burn away.



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    I believe bowls of white vinegar are supposed to absorb smell. Probably anything he touched is polluted also. Curtains and any throws should get a washing with vinegar in the water, then wash normally and it should be gone. And you probably have become fixated on the smell, so you might not be able to tell if it's really there or not. Open everything and air the place out all day and that should do it, and if you have some fans you could place them in doorways or windows pointing outside to circulate the air faster.
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    No helpful advice but bummer! So sorry.



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