I have a yellow lab that constantly gets tree sap in her hair. I can usually get the big chunks out with a comb, but there's always a residue that is left behind and collects dirt. She has sensitive skin. What can I use to remove it? Anyone?
I've heard that you can use peanut butter to remove sap... Just make sure you shampoo out the peanut butter or all the neighborhood dogs will be licking her fur!
That "Goop" hand cleaner works pretty good as a stain fighter for greasy stains, why don't you give it a try.
You can use Crisco, butter, olive oil or anything greasy - work into the hair with the sap - it will loosen the sap from the hair - then shampoo or wash off with a soapy rag.
It works good on kids that get sap, gum, tar etc. in their hair.
I've always used just a bit of baby oil on my black lab when he gets into stuff. Squirt a little spot on and comb out the 'stuff'.
I used to use 409 to get pine pitch off my goats. Some liked nail polish remover.
You could some cornstarch or baby powder (great things from the 60's we used to put in our hair when no time to wash it. Then the instant powdered shampoos came out.)
Try using Lestoil. It works very well at removing sticky things.
Hi, use butter to bring it down. Gently try to comb it out or if necessary cut out what can't be combed out. My baby gets pitch in her feet hairs and is a real pain. I only use butter when it is time for her bath again.
I was told by a groomer to use WD40, that it works wonderful just be sure you wash it off when finished so the dog won't lick it off.
Any idea what to do if my dog has tar in Her hair & in her paws?
I read the suggestions, grabbed my dog, olive oil & a comb. The dried sap was out in about 8 seconds! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I realize this is an old thread, but I want to thank you for your post. I read it and did just the same. I also had a bowl of warm water and Fairy - that is the equivalent of Dawn in Greece- ready to go along with some old rags which served as washing and drying cloths. My dog took his cleaning like he was having his weekly massage and is "all better" now!
Olive oil, gently massage and scrape, then wipe with paper towels to absorb the oil. Worked great and is safe!!
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I built a cat run under pine trees that ooze sap after pruning. How can I get the sap out of the fur without having to shave the cats? Will the sap stop after a time?
By G. Grant from eastern shore MD
Peanut butter is your best bet. Rub it all in the sap covered fur, then wash that out with Dawn dish soap. The fur should then be clean and soft, with no sap and no grease. Good luck!
I used a little bit of olive oil and rubbed it into the sap. It dissolved the sap in about a minute, and the vet said olive oil isn't toxic.
Will olive oil,coconut oil or tea tree oil remove or loosen pine tree sap from my dogs fur?Then bathe with Dawn?
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