Apply an ice cube to fur to harden the wax , then break it off with your fingers. Get a metal grooming comb to remove any bits. Coconut oil will soften it, and be good for the cat’s skin. If you can’t remove it with the ice or coconut oil, the next best thing is to cut it out .
When wax gets on to things like fur , it can be removed with the right techniques. Allow the wax to cool. Get as much wax off the fur as possible by brushing the fur with a fine toothed comb. Spray the area with a dry cleaning solvent. Use the wash cloth to pull as much wax off of the fur as possible.
Scented Candles Unfortunately, like all candles , even the scented varieties can pose a burn risk for your inquisitive pets and a fire risk for your home and family (in other words, your cat can tip the candle and start or fire or even light themselves on fire).
Try to trim away the contaminated fur with hair or nail scissors, using a comb to pull the fur away from the skin. You can use cooking oil to rub away the substance if it’s a small area. After using either of these methods, wash your cat using a mild detergent and warm water.
Many liquid potpourri products and essential oils, including oil of cinnamon, citrus, pennyroyal, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, tea tree (melaleuca), wintergreen, and ylang ylang, are poisonous to cats . Both ingestion and skin exposure can be toxic .
Your cat may experience gastrointestinal upset, as the wax can act as a laxative, so watch for loose stools. However, if the piece of wax was quite large, it could form a ball and cause a foreign body obstruction in his intestinal tract, and this would be of concern, so also watch for constipation.
It just might work on your cat’s fur too. Simply place the ice cube on the wax . This hardens the ice and makes it brittle. You might be able to crumble the wax with your fingers after that and remove it.
Most candles are made of paraffin wax , which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes.
Put two or three ice cubes in a plastic bag. Set the bag on the wax and leave it for 5 minutes. Remove the bag and scrape off the wax with a dull knife, and then comb the fleece with a comb to remove more hardened pieces of wax .
WHAT ARE YOUR CANDLES MADE OUT OF? Bath & Body Works currently offers two different formulas of wax for our candles . The main ingredients for all formulas are vegetable wax , paraffin wax , and soy. Although soy is an ingredient, our candles are not considered soy candles .
Many essential oils — including lavender oil — are toxic to cats and should never be given to cats orally or applied topically, in my opinion. These products can be rapidly absorbed through the digestive tract or through the skin, and then travel to the liver where they are metabolized.
Contrary to rumors alleging that Febreze causes serious illness or death in pets , our veterinary toxicology experts at APCC regard Febreze fabric freshener products to be safe for use in households with pets . As with any product, it is important that you always follow label instructions for use.
Alternatives to water bathing Getting a professional groomer to bathe your kitty is one option if your cat absolutely hates baths, but another alternative is to use bath wipes specifically designed for cats . These wipes are designed to clean your cat like a bath, but without the water .
Apply a few drops of olive, vegetable, coconut, or sesame oil to the top of the bandage, and allow a few minutes for it to soak through and start breaking down the adhesive . Then slowly and gently peel one edge of the bandage away from your dog’s fur , then move on to the other side.
Warm water on a soft washcloth is the best way to clean a cat butt , Hofve advises. You can also use baby wipes or pet cleansing wipes like Earth Bath All Natural Cat Wipes, which I sometimes use. But if your cat can reach but simply hasn’t done such a bang-up job, just use plain water.