If you don’t have time to run out to the store, another popular method for neutralizing the odor can be prepared at home using everyday products that you’d find in your kitchen and bathroom. The “magic” mixture is even endorsed by the Humane Society.
“You can use this mixture: one quart of hydrogen peroxide, a quarter-cup of baking soda and one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap,” Loftin suggests. “Mix this together when you need it (do not store ahead of time) and wash your pet with this solution.”
As with any skunk treatment, dog owners should wear protective gloves in order to avoid getting the odor and chemicals on their hands. It’s important to take precautions and check the strength of the hydrogen peroxide before making the mixture, as anything stronger than 3 percent hydrogen peroxide could be damaging to the dog’s skin.
Once the solution is prepared, carefully apply it to your pup, and let chemistry work its magic! “Do not get the peroxide in your pet’s eyes or let your pet ingest the solution,” Loftin warns. “Rub the solution in, and then rinse thoroughly. If the peroxide is left on their fur too long, it could bleach their coat. Follow that up by washing your dog with regular pet shampoo and rinse thoroughly.” Once your pet is thoroughly rinsed, he should be squeaky clean and ready for a good towel dry.