SFR: Removing dead fish smell from dog who rolled in it...

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  1. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Anyone have a suggestion for removing dead fish smell from a dog who though it would be great fun to roll in the rotting remains of a salmon?

    I was checking out a local salmon stream to see how it looked now that the water had come down. Dog found something he just had to roll in. didn't stop him in time. Now he smells like death. Had to drive home with all the car windows open.
     
  2. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    My dog does that all the time. He loved the aftermath of this year's pink run...

    I would love to hear some good suggestions also. The dog shampoos I use are ok at getting the smell out, but it takes a few washes to get it all out.
     
  3. LG Mix

    LG Mix New Member

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    I'd put some barnyard manure out in the back yard and let him roll in that. It won't totally eliminate the dead fish smell but will mask it a little.
     
  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Last week, my dog found a dead critter of some kind out in the gully behind the house. He came back with a huge grin and slimy, decomposing organic matter smeared all over his ears, muzzle and neck. My daughter took him to our local do-it-yourself dog washing parlor. One hour, a pair of rubber gloves and $17 later, he wasn't grinning anymore but he sure did smell a lot better.

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  5. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Maybe tomato juice will get the stink out- it's supposed to work on skunked dogs- seems that'd be worse than a dead fish.
     
  6. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    A quick run around the internet gives up:

    Old wives tales: Tomato juice (I am skeptical that this works)
    Mixes of stuff: dish soap (to cut the oil), shampoo, and peroxide
    Hippie cleaner: Vinegar (cleans everything, or so my enviro friends tell me)
    Industrial de-skunker: Skunk-off by Thornell

    No idea how well any of these work. But given the number of dog lovers here, there HAS to be someone on this forum who has advice for this problem.
     
  7. sixfinger

    sixfinger Ryan Haseman

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    Why the heck do dogs do that!?!?!
    I would like to add for the sake of us who own insane/semi-retarded poochies, please please please bury your business if you're doing it in the woods. I wont go into detail but there's nothing that ruins a day of fishing like a long ride home with "skid mark the wonder dog"
     
  8. 509

    509 New Member

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    This really works...from the Spokane Spokesman-Review from a decade ago.

    One part hydrogen-peroxide

    One part baking soda

    A dash of Dawn Detergent.

    Mix apply to dog and rinse after five minutes. Oh yeah, it was for skunks.
    But if it can get rid of skunk odor...dead fish are a cinch.
     
  9. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    apple cider vinegar rinse
     
  10. Steven Green

    Steven Green Hood Canal Pirate

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    I saw a mythbusters once and tomato juice was effective at eliminating odor as well as vodka I think.
     
  11. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    You could use lutefisk, but then you would have to contend with the Swedes:clown:
     
  12. MasterAnglerTaylor

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    apple cider vinegar...may smell bad at first but just wash it out then. Will go away fast.
     
  13. Mr.E

    Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

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    The tomato juice works well mixed with baking soda and doggy shampoo. I've had several occasions I had to bath my dogs due to skunks and dead carcases.

    Good thing I take them in my truck, I'd probably get sick all the way home if they were in the cab.
     
  14. Tracker

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    My chesapeake had a bad habit of doing the same at the end of the humpy season in Ketchikan. The tomato juice and baking soda does work.
     
  15. LD

    LD Active Member

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    When I was a kid my shetland pony had a run in with a skunk (thought he was a guard pony). We washed him in tomato juice and it did help.
    Good luck.