We’ve lived in Vermont for over 14 years and have never had any problems with skunks. That all changed last night, Riley, our* Boston Terrier met a skunk right next to our house! Perhaps she thought it was another Boston Terrier?  She came running back to the house and sat on the steps while we tried to figure out what was the best method to treat her. Luckily just days before I had read something about using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to treat a dog sprayed by a skunk. Talk about good timing! Luckily we had the ingredients on hand ( it is prudent to have a well stocked pantry!). We soon had a much better smelling and very clean dog. She still spent the night in the laundry room….

If your dog runs into a skunk here is a wonderful recipe:

1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 pound baking soda
Bit of laundry detergent or dish soap.

Now if we could only figure out how to get the smell off the steps. Any suggestions?


Enjoy your weekend! Nancy

*Riley actually belongs to our daughter living in London.

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