Ridgemont Animal Hospital

4200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626



Recipe for Skunk Smell

Has your pet been sprayed by a skunk? Try the Krebaum Skunk Odor Removal Formula.

1 quart fresh 3 % hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1-2 teaspoons of liquid dishwashing detergent
For large dog, add one quart of tepid water to ensure complete coverage. Mix the above ingredients together. Bathe the animal outdoors. Apply the formula to the pet, working deeply into the fur, and allow it to set for five minutes. Rinse with copious amount of warm water after five minutes. Repeat if necessary.


The mixture must be used promptly and will not work if stored for any length of time.
Do not store in a closed container. The container could break as the peroxide releases the oxygen.
The pet's fur (as well as clothing, towels, and carpeting) may be bleached by the formula.
*Source: Krebaum P. Skunk odor removal. Chem Engineer news 1993; Oct 18:99.