Make a Camping Trip De-Skunking Kit


A camping or hiking trip can go all wrong if your dog gets hit by skunk spray. Be prepared. Put together your own de-skunking shampoo kit just for good measure. Here’s what you need to put in your kit:

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • baking soda
  • dish soap


  • rubber gloves
  • bucket
  • spray bottle
  • vinegar
  • pet shampoo

Pack these up in a little bag and throw in the car with your other gear. You’ll need to find running water if you have to use the de-skunkifying kit.

  1. Mix 1 qt. of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda and just a teaspoon of dishwashing soap.
  2. Wash all areas of the dog, except the eyes. Work the mixture into the fur and skin, let it sit for 10-15 minutes to neutralize the smell.
  3. Rinse thoroughly
  4. If you still smell the skunk smell, mix up another batch and repeat
  5. If the smell persists, pour vinegar into a spray bottle and saturate the dog’s fur, massage into the skin and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo with pet shampoo.
  6. Towel dry your dog

The washing technique above is a combination of many techniques described on eHow.