Skunk Smell

Skunk Smell

Skunks can spray your dog or cat from up to 10 feet away and leave them reeking for weeks! Removing skunk spray odor from a dog is normally a labor intensive task requiring bathing, tomato juice, and/or a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and detergent. The bathing part is pretty normal, but the tomato juice is hard to get out of their fur and hydrogen peroxide and harsh detergents will bleach a dog or cat’s coat and burn their eyes, ears and sensitive mucus membranes.

To remove that awful smell quickly and safely, simply mix 4 ounces of OdorXit Concentrate with one gallon of warm water. Bathe your pet as you would normally using a vet approved mild soap and then rinse your pet with lukewarm warm water.

Next apply the OdorXit solution to your pet’s fur and leave it on your pet for about 5 minutes. Use a wash cloth dipped in the OdorXit Concentrate solution to apply OdorXit to your pet’s face and ears. Using a downward motion, start at the pet’s forehead and move downward over the eyes when applying solution to your pet’s face to avoid getting product in your pet’s eyes. Do not place product directly into pet’s inner ear either. After waiting approximately 5 minutes, rinse your with lukewarm water. Towel your pet dry as best you can and allow them to finish drying naturally. Once dry, your pet should smell wonderfully once again!

Removing Skunk Smell from Automobile (Inside and Out), If you've recently been unfortunate enough to run over a skunk or a skunk has found its way into your garage, you probably need to treat both the inside and the outside of your vehicle to get rid of the stench. Start by treating the wheels and undercarriage of the vehicle. If you're lucky, stopping the smell there will also knock out any skunk smell inside the vehicle without you having to treat the carpeting and upholstery.

To treat the outside of the car, spray the undercarriage of the vehicle with a yard or deck sprayer containing 4 ounces of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 1 gallon of water. Be sure to cover the entire undercarriage, wheels and lower paint. In order to do this effectively, you'll probably have to lie on the ground and spray the car from underneath it. Allow the mixture to air dry and you're finished. Viola! No more skunk smell here! Running a car or truck through an automatic car wash will make the odor elimination a bit easier. Tractors and Motor Cycles are much easier because they give you easy access to the underbody (save the full faring race bikes).

To treat the interior of your vehicle, simply mix 1 ounce of OdorXit Concentrate with 20 ounces of water in a small handheld spray bottle. Spray the vehicle's carpeting and upholstery evenly and allow to air dry slowly. This may need to be repeated depending on how intensely the skunk odor permeated the vehicle.

Removing Skunk Odor from Carpet Skunk odor on carpeting may be very smelly but it is almost always a superficial or surface contamination of the carpet (unless the skunk actually sprayed the carpet). Odors carried in on shoes and pet paws are easily removed by spraying only the contaminated spots on the floor.

Mix 1 ounce of OdorXit Concentrate with 20 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Give each spot on the carpet a couple of good spays and allow it to air dry. It is not necessary to saturate the rug because the contamination is just on the surface of the carpet. Flooding the area may cause the odor producing material to be carried deeper into the carpet fibers and saturate the carpet padding.

Carpet that has been sprayed directly by a skunk may not be recoverable due to the construction of carpet, especially if it has had time to soak in.

Machine Washable Fabric and Clothing If you were unlucky enough to have been sprayed by a skunk or just had your recently sprayed dog rub against you, OdorXit Concentrate will work on your clothes as well as your skin.

Removing skunk odor from machine washable fabric requires adding 3 or 4 caps full of OdorXit Concentrate to the washing machine at the beginning of the wash cycle with the normal amount of laundry detergent. Allow the wash cycle to complete but delay the first spin cycle for 30 to 60 minutes (Most top loading washers will run to the end of the first wash cycle with the lid open and then stop before the spin cycle starts). Front load washers and the new "ultra safe" top load machines are a bit more difficult; consult your user’s manual for the proper procedure. After the wash/soak time, close the lid or restart the machine and let the machine finish its normal cycles. In some cases, it may be necessary to run the final rinse twice.

Leather If you were wearing leathers when you hit the skunk on your motorcycle, leave the bike for later and start right away on your leathers. At the very first opportunity after the encounter, hose your self off, rinse in creek water, or any fresh water you can find. The more of the skunk spray you can remove before it dries the less you will have to neutralize later.

After rinsing yourself off, do the bike. Again, the more you can rinse off, the less you have to neutralize later. 
When you get to your OdorXit, spray everything down with a mixture of 1 ounce OdorXit and 30 ounces of water. The odor will disappear!
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