Our friends over at NorthStar Vets recently shared a recipe that we thought to be useful for our pet owners as well. If your pet has ever been sprayed by a skunk, you know how difficult it can be to get that terrible smell off of them. This recipe will help to get rid of the smell with ease.


In a bucket, mix together:

  • 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap

*Do NOT store this mixture, it could explode if left in a bottle.

Clean and Rinse

Wearing gloves, apply the wash and avoid getting it in your pet’s eyes or mouth. Vigorously rub in the mixture but don’t leave it on too long, as peroxide can bleach fur and irritate skin. Rinse thoroughly.

Finish with a Gentle Pet Shampoo

After using the skunk wash, lather your pet with a gentle shampoo and rinse completely. Towel them and then let them dry in a sunny spot.

Save this image with instructions and print to store with your home pet supplies for quick reference just in case!

Our friends over at NorthStar Vets put together this graphic explaining why corn on the cob can be dangerous for pets.

Aside from becoming a choking hazard, corn cobs can also cause serious (and sometimes fatal) esophageal and intestinal obstruction.

This means that a simple piece of corn on the cob could send your pet to the surgeon’s table. To keep your pet safe, watch for any signs of obstruction, including:

  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Regurgitation
  • Restlessness
  • Dry heaves
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Defacation straining
  • Whimpering
  • Retching

Save this image or share with other pet owners to keep our furry friends safe! And if you ever think your pet is showing signs of obstruction, call us right away or visit one of our recommended emergency vets (like NorthStar Vets!) if it’s after hours.