Skunk spray odor is one of the nastiest smells to be found and when your pet gets sprayed, the choices are rather limited. Leave it outside or remove the odor. Here is a way that really gets rid of the odor completely in just a few minutes, even if its been days since the pet was sprayed.
Wash your pet with a good detergent based pet shampoo and very warm water. The detergent aspect of the shampoo is important because it changes the nature of the oily substance that is causing the odor. The very warm water makes it easier to wash and rinse your pet because their body temperature is higher than yours and they are always waring their coat. When you wet their coat it looses all of its insulation ability and if the water is too cool, your pet gets cold. If your shower is big enough for you and your pet, and you have a hand sprayer, using the shower and hand sprayer works really well.
Use enough shampoo to make a really nice lather. Avoid getting the shampoo in your pets eyes, but since the chances are very good that it was sprayed in the face, it is necessary to wash as much of its face, snout and ears as possible. It is normally not necessary to wash down inside their ears, but if their ears stand up naturally, it may be necessary, just use a minimal amount of water and let them shake it out right away.
Through rinsing with very warm water is very important because much of the smell causing oil that was sprayed on you pet is suspended in the detergent.
Squeeze out as much of the rinse water as is convenient and allow your pet to shake off the rest. Do not dry your pet at this point.
Using a mixture of 1 ounce of OdorXit Concentrate with a quart of warm water, pour small amounts on the places where the pet was sprayed and rub it in. When treating the face and surrounding areas, using a small kitchen sponge works very well but you still need to get the coat and skin wet with the mixture.
Leave the OdorXit solution on their coat for at least 5 or 10 minutes at which point it can be rinsed off or towel dried.
Any traces of skunk spray that did not get wetted with the deodorant will continue to smell of skunk. Therefor, it is critical to get the OdorXit solution into all the folds. If you miss a spot and discover it later, just re-wet the smelly area with the OdorXit solution and allow it to dry naturally. If your pets paws(s) have skunk spray odor on them, dip the whole paw in the solution.
Using the hydrogen peroxide mixture works pretty well in place of the OdorXit Concentrate, but it is not completely effective and can bleach your pets coat. Using Concentrate after using the peroxide mixture (even days later) will remove the last of the skunk odor.
Holding your pets snout in your hand and lightly pressing on the corner of their eyelid with your thumb will cause them to close 1 eye so you can wipe the area with the OdorXit sponge.
If your pet has run threw the house or jumped on your lap after being sprayed, the OdorXit Concentrate will get that odor as well. Just remember you have to wet the contaminated material with the solution.
OdorXit Concentrate has an odor of its own. It is not a perfume but simply what one of the active ingredients smells like. The component that causes the odor in OdorXit neutralizes the ammonia gas that is produce as urine evaporates. So...spraying a mist of diluted ammonia in the area or on your hands will neutralize the odor in seconds. Do not spray ammonia on your pet! The odor will dissipate on its own in a few hours.