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Removing Candle Wax from a Dog

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If candle wax has accidentally gotten spilled on your dog's fur, it will take some patience from you and your dog to get it out. This is a guide about candle wax on dog.


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February 12, 20050 found this helpful

My POOR GOLDEN LAB knocked a candle warmer off onto his coat, and now is covered in candle wax! I tried to explain to him it was not his fault, but now he looks kind of weird, AND feels embarrassed. :( any suggestions? I don't think ironing him will work, and I don't want to cut his fur yet. Darn. Hate it when that happens.

Buddy and Diana
SW Idaho

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February 12, 20050 found this helpful
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Use peanut butter or Pam spray. They both get gum out of hair on kids.

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February 12, 20050 found this helpful
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Soften the wax with a blow dryer, then comb it out. Do just a small area at a time as it will cool quickly. You may need a little help if the dog is afraid of the blow drier!

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September 7, 20070 found this helpful
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We used olive oil in a spritzer and used a very fine-toothed comb. It worked great! Then we just took a wash cloth with very warm water to get the olive oil residue off. Hope this helps!

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July 15, 20070 found this helpful

The vet i used recommended using peanut butter...and it worked!

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September 10, 20070 found this helpful

My 5 month old yellow lab knocked over a candle warmer and has blue wax all over one side of her. I will try the blow dryer method. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the blue out of her fur?


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November 24, 20070 found this helpful


My husband knocked over my large candle warmer that had a large candle in it, The wax went every where some even got on my min pin. dog.

I took some peanut butter and smeared it over the candle wax on my dog, rubbed it in, then I took a fine tooth comb and kept combing it over the waxy parts and the candle wax started coming off in chunks. Then WE gave him a bath and now you can't tell a spot of wax was on him.



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July 14, 20080 found this helpful

My dog had wax in his very long fur as a result of laying down on a candle. The area was a circle of roughly 10" in diameter. I ended up drenching the area with vegetable oil first. Then, I picked apart the large, solid wax chunks with my thumb nail, all while keeping the area moist with oil. After about ten minutes (and a lot of complaining from the dog while i picked apart the matted fur), i was left with an oily patch of dog. Next, i just washed the dog to get the oil off and voila'. good as new

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July 27, 20080 found this helpful

We used peanut butter on our dog who just jumped into a citronella candle! Peanut butter works! Thanks

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January 2, 20090 found this helpful

My cat got covered with candle wax. I don't know how to get it off of his fur, and some parts are right down to the skin. Does anyone have any suggestions? hollie1979 AT

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February 6, 20090 found this helpful

My Vet said to soak my 3 month old dog in a GREEN TEA bath filled with luke warm water it will help the skin heal and prevent blistering and scarring. It will also help soften the wax. Hope that helps

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