1. Leave your pet outside.
Not forever. Just while you get everything together so she doesn't bring the odor inside. Trust me. I made that mistake.
2. Mix the ingredients.
- 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap (preferably Dawn)
Apply the solution immediately after the animal is sprayed. Wear rubber gloves (another step I failed to take!). Be very careful not to get the solution in her eyes. Don't store the solution ahead of time - it could explode if left in a bottle. And if you don't have peroxide, baking soda and liquid soap on hand, use vinegar diluted with water (but definitely get to the store ASAP to get the correct ingredients).
3. Clean and rinse.
Rub the mixture through her fur (before you wet her), but don't leave it on too long (peroxide can bleach fur). Rinse thoroughly.
Next, wash your dog with pet shampoo and rinse thoroughly. By now, she should be de-skunked and really tired of being washed.