For many years the application of tomato juice was believed to be the only effective skunk odor remover, however, from first-hand experience it doesn't really work! Over 10 years ago two of my dogs were "skunked," sloshed with tomato juice all over their bodies and then put into their crates for their coats to dry. I felt two pairs of dog eyes staring daggers at me! After their coats dried, the tomato juice residue flaked off around the house, their skin became dry, and their normally silky-textured coats felt coarse. Almost a month later the skunk odor finally dissipated!