Remove Skunk Odor From Your Dog

Remove Skunk Odor

Skunk Odor Removal Using Nokout

Horrors! Your dog has just come home reeking of Skunk smell – he is trying to rub off that horrible odor on the furniture in your house – what do you do?  You’ve got to get rid of skunk odor and Nok-Out is the right product for the job.

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.


Shampoo, and rinse your pet in rinse water that has 8 oz. of Nok-Out in the tub. Dry the pet thoroughly. If any smell lingers, repeat the process.

Note: remember that skunk spray is an oily substance and it will take time for Nok-Out to penetrate and get rid of the smell. Don’t give up! Nok-Out will remove skunk odor on contact!


You’re Not Quite Done Yet

If your pet came into your home, they will usually try to rub on furniture, carpeting, etc. to try and get the smell off of them. Unfortunately, this will rub that stuff off onto your furniture.  Spray all affected surfaces with full strength Nok-Out and let dry. Be sure to cover all corners, cracks, crevices, any small component, pieces, or parts completely with Nok-Out. Allow to air dry. If you are spraying fabric, you may need to make more than one application.

Spray the air at the site or area where odors linger. Pay particular attention to baseboards, corners of the room, flooring, windows, window coverings, doorway facings, ceiling, light fixtures. Spray the AC/Heating vents at the site of the odor, and also the main intake vent in the building. If a ceiling fan is present, run it for up to 15 minutes after application of Nok-Out. Run the fan of the Heating/AC system on continuous for some time. More than one application may be necessary to reach all of the odor sites.  

Remember that as an oxidizer, Nok-Out must have direct contact with ALL the odor source to do it’s job.  If it does not seem to be working, most likely, you have simply missed a spot somehow.  Nok-Out will always remove skunk odor from your pet and your home, as long as it comes  into direct contact with the odor source.


If you have any questions regarding how to apply Nok-Out, or SNiPER® check out our How To Articles or, call Ted Price toll free at 866.551.1927.

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