If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having a skunk spray your dog, you know how difficult it can be to get the smell out of your pet’s bed. Skunk odor is notoriously difficult to remove, and it can linger for weeks or even months if not treated properly. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to get rid of the skunk smell from your dog’s bed.
The first step is to remove the bedding from the bed and take it outside. If possible, hang the bedding in the sun for a few hours. The sun’s ultraviolet rays will help to break down the skunk odor molecules, making them easier to remove.
Once the bedding has been exposed to the sun, it’s time to start the cleaning process. Begin by filling a bucket with warm water and a few squirts of dish soap. Submerge the bedding in the soapy water and let it soak for at least 30 minutes. This will help to loosen any skunk odor molecules that may be clinging to the fabric.
After the bedding has soaked, it’s time to rinse it off. Use a garden hose to rinse the bedding thoroughly. Make sure to rinse off all of the soap suds. Once the bedding is rinsed, hang it up to dry in the sun.
Once the bedding is dry, it’s time to tackle the bed itself. Begin by vacuuming the bed to remove any dirt or debris. Then, sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface of the bed. The baking soda will help to absorb any remaining skunk odor molecules. Let the baking soda sit for at least an hour before vacuuming it up.
The next step is to make a cleaning solution. Mix one part white vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the cleaning solution onto the bed and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use a damp cloth to wipe down the bed. This will help to remove any remaining skunk odor molecules.
Finally, it’s time to deodorize the bed. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface of the bed and let it sit for at least an hour. Then, vacuum up the baking soda. You can also use a fabric refresher spray to help neutralize any remaining odors.
By following these steps, you should be able to get the skunk smell out of your dog’s bed. It may take a few tries, but eventually the smell should be gone. Just remember to keep your pet away from skunks in the future to avoid having to go through this process again!