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skunked again

Dog got skunked again. On today’s walk in the new MetroPark across the street, 3 skunks came out of the woods behind me and Marlowe lunged. Didn’t see a skunk spray, but he got some of it. Lady washed him in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish detergent. You’re not supposed to wash with water because that locks the stink in, according to The Net. Seems to have been a light dose. This was the north path of Brighton Park, my favorite, and now I don’t trust it. Skunks are theoretically nocturnal, and this was a bright sun attack.
Two skunkings in 9 months.
from The Net: Mix together:
1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap
Wearing rubber gloves, wash with this solution immediately after the spraying occurs. DO NOT get the solution in eyes. (If you don’t have peroxide, baking soda, and liquid soap on hand, use vinegar diluted with water.)
Caution: Do NOT store this mixture or make it ahead of time, as the mixture could explode if left in a bottle.
Rub the mixture all over and scrub deep to neutralize the odor — however, if you’re washing your dog or cat, don’t leave the mixture on longer than you have to as peroxide can bleach fur. Rinse the solution off thoroughly, and the smell should be gone.

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