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Removing Candle Wax From My Cat's Fur

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A cat's need to check out everything can sometimes put them in a hazardous spot, such as too close to hot melted candle wax. This is a guide about removing candle wax from my cat's fur.


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By 0 found this helpful
April 28, 2006

I would like to ask for help. Could someone tell me how to get a chunk of candle wax out of a cats tail? It did not burn her but I cannot hold her down long enough to cut it out. It is very close to the skin of the tail. Could someone help me?

Thank you,
Vicky and Oddie from Ontario Canada


By Cecilia (Guest Post)
April 30, 20060 found this helpful
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I would try swaddling the cat in a large towel. Roll him up like a burrito with his tail left out. You can then remove the wax by cutting. Ice would probably work to harden & breakoff.

I swaddle one of my kitties whenever I have to trim her nails. Otherwise she bites! Think of a newborn infant bunting. Good luck!

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By Tammy. (Guest Post)
May 1, 20060 found this helpful
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I have seen an older lady use a pillow case to hold the cat in, kinda like a horses blinder would be. It can calm the cat some. Just leave it's tail out and try to get some of it cut out. It may not hurt to wrap a blanket around the pillow case too incase the cat try's to scratch through it. Glad it didn't get burned!


Hope this helps some, or someone else has a great suggestion :-)
Tammy - NC

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April 28, 20141 found this helpful
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I ended up using coconut oil to get the wax off of my kittens fur out of between his toes. It was excellent and took it all out and when he licked at it afterwards it was beneficial for him. So was a healthier and safer method.

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February 25, 2017

How do I get wax out of my cat's fur?


February 25, 20170 found this helpful

Use an ice cube. Here is an article: https://www.cut  dle-wax-cats-fur

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February 25, 20170 found this helpful

Ice or trim it out?
I'd love to hear the story of how it got in the fur....cats are always getting into trouble

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February 25, 20170 found this helpful

I was thinking: This should be good!

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

I personally stand by the ice cube method, it worked really well on our crazy, long-haired cat!

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February 26, 20171 found this helpful

I would try to prim, but if the damage is deep, then get some damp gloves and with minimal water you can peel it off if it is anything like candle wax. If not, put that sucker in a larger box and spray it down (just kidding...if you are).


But another thing you could do is get some vegetable oil or cocoanut oil...any sleek oil that wouldn't irritate the cat's hatred of water and, with gloves, peel it off.

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