Not to Worry!
Nok-Out is a great way to remove skunk odor safely. This very safe product is quite effective at getting rid of skunk odor whether on your pet or on your home. Nok-Out is strong enough to remove this powerful odor, but mild enough to spray the pet directly.
Skunk spray is an oily substance that comes from two glands on either side of the skunk’s anus. Skunks are highly accurate in spraying and your pet may receive a direct heavy dose or may only receive a peripheral dose. Clearly, the heavier dose will be harder to deal with. Often, the dog takes the full hit right in the face.
It is best to clean your pet outdoors, lest the smell invade your home as well. If this is not possible, then clean the animal in a place that will be easy to clean such as the bathroom or washroom.
First, Put on Rubber Gloves
Unless, of course, you don’t mind the skunk smell getting on you! Check your dog for bites and scratches, and especially, check the eyes for redness indicating a direct hit. If this is the case – call your vet. Don’t spray Nok-Out in your pet’s eyes – it will not permanently harm the eyes, but will sting exactly as if you had gotten soap in your eyes. Nok-Out has very low toxicity and will not harm you or you pet.
Next, Spray NOk-Out Directly on Your Pet
(Again, taking care not to spray the eyes) and begin massaging it into the fur and down to the skin. Remember that Nok-Out is an oxidizer and works when it comes into direct contact with the smelly stuff. So you must massage it deep into wherever the skunk sprayed. Be very careful to get to the entire face thoroughly because likely, the face was the nearest part of your dog to the stream of spray. It may be useful to spray a rag heavily and use it to apply Nok-Out around the mouth and eyes. Dry the animal with an old towel and then repeat.
If your dog took a direct hit, it will probably take more than one application to completely remove the smell because the skunk spray itself is so very potent and powerful. So don’t panic if it doesn’t completely remove the smell the first time around. It may very well take 2 – 4 applications to completely eliminate the skunk odor.