De-skunk My Dog!


As a client support staff member at Badger VeterinaryHospital, I receive many phone calls from our clients this time of year regarding their pets encounters with the infamous black and white bandits, SKUNKS! These cute fluffy creatures can "reek" havoc on unexpected pet owners and their freshly spring-cleaned homes.

Never fear! There is a formula that we here at Badger have given out to countless pet owners over the years. It works great!

Krebaum’s Formula for Pets

  • 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • ¼ cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid soap.

Bathe your pet with this mixture, making sure you are careful to keep the formula out of your pet’s eyes, nose and mouth. Follow with a thorough tap water rinse, and voila! No more skunk smell.

It’s a solution to the odor problem ... But unfortunately, we have no remedy for curious pets! Those of you that have encountered this problem before know how awful this situation can be. We hope you never have to use this formula but if you do, let us know how it worked for you.

Summer is a great season to enjoy with your pets. So get outdoors, take a walk and beware of those black and white bandits!,

If you have questions about de-skunking your dog or anything else concerning your pet, consulting your veterinarian is the easiest and SAFEST place to get your information. With locations in Janesville and Cambridge, Badger Veterinary Hospital is here when you need us!