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    rayluckgoo is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultWe got skunked!

    Apparently all four of us (3 dogs and me) got skunked this morning by the nicest skunk I've ever seen. He let Jackson poke him 3 times before he'd had enough and let him have it. Of course this is all a half an hour before we have to leave for work.

    Jackson got the worst of it. Sage was behind him and got quite a dose. Caleb and I just got a misting. Caleb had one bath, Jackson and Sage had two and then we had to leave for work...and leave them in the house. I removed the bedding and cushions but I'm really afraid of what we're coming home to.

    both my husband and I are teachers and we apparently carried more of the scent with us to school than we thought. We're at a small high school and most kids are getting a big kick out of our predicament.

    Question is...I'm fairly confident about getting the skunk out of the dog, my hair, the clothes etc. But does anyone have a good way of getting it out of the mattress, rug, etc? Does febreze work on skunk?

    Help anyone?....and stop laughing....no nevermind...go ahead!

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    Oh dear!

    The best skunk odor remover recipe I know of is the Hydrogen peroxide/dish soap/baking soda one. I imagine you could soak the mattress and maybe rug (but might discolor because of the peroxide). I don't think febreeze will help much here. Also heard douche works!

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    Sorry no ideas here, but couldn't help but laugh

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    Use Skunk-Off!

    http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1

    We keep some always on hand, just in case.

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
    Use Skunk-Off!

    http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1

    We keep some always on hand, just in case.

    I didn't know they had something like that.

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    Sorry I don't have any suggestions. I thought it was ironic though my coworker just told me that they had a skunk UNDER their house Friday night that sparyed!!! the whole house stinks and they can't get it out.

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    SKUNK-OFF definitley.
    We went through a whole gallon in one year. ;D
    It's an enzyme ( not a chemical)that neutralizes
    the skunk scent ,tho you will smell a bit of skunk if
    dog gets wet. The key is to spray it on the exact spots
    that dog ,or whatever, has the skunk oil on. It , the skunk smell,
    takes a good while to wear off.
    Good Luck!

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    We use plain ole vinegar here. Apple cider vinegar ..... we get skunked every year ..... all 4 of them usually. And what's the first thing they do when they come inside ?? They try to rub it off on the bed, the couch, the rugs......... I just spray vinegar full strength on everything, including the dogs...... it neutralizes .

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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    I'm glad the students have a good sense of humor! I have no idea how to get rid of the scent but do know that vinegar has always been good to us when we needed to "de"scent something around here!


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    DefaultRe: We got skunked!

    Eeesh! I heard tomato juice works too, although you certainly don't want to spray that all over everything...might work on the dogs and your hair though...I think something about the acid in the tomatoes neutralizes the smell. Good luck!

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