It’s a known fact that cats are experts at getting into all sorts of trouble. Some experiences are funny and cute, while others can be quite challenging to manage. What’s even worse is when your cat does something dangerous, like playing with lit candles. Aside from burn concerns, you might have a wax problem. When this happens, you’ll wish you knew how to get rid of wax from cat fur.
If you’ve experienced getting wax in your hair, you’ll understand how difficult it is to clean. Fortunately, in most cases, you don’t have to panic when removing wax from your cat’s hair. If the candle wax is nowhere near your cat’s face and their skin is not burned, it is easy to fix. You can use the tips below to remove candle wax from your cat’s fur.
First Things First
Before you start removing candle wax from your cat’s fur, there are things you need to check.
What You’ll Need
Once you have all the tools on standby and you’ve completed preparations, you are ready to start removing the candle wax.
- Hold your cat down firmly but gently, ensuring you are not hurting them.
- Turn the trimmer on and cut over the part covered in candle wax.
- If your cat has thick, long fur, you might need to make a few runs over the affected area.
- Make sure that you cut the hair as short as possible to remove all of the hardened candle wax.
- If your cat gets scared and tries to run away, gently pet them. Singing a slow, soothing song is known to have calming effects.
Your cat will look a little weird after trimming off its fur. The cut is going to be uneven, and your cat will look silly. You can always go to the groomer later to style your cat’s hair to make it look more flattering.
Next, focus on preventing the situation from happening again. Find a safer place for your candles. Look for a place where your cat won’t reach it easily or somewhere your candles won’t fall off onto your cat or yourself.
It’s never a good day when your cat hurts themselves. It can be very scary and nerve-wracking, especially if you’ve never been in the situation before. Although it’s not a common occurrence, your cat can get covered in candle wax if they relax near a lit candle. It may take a while to remove a large amount of wax, but the process is relatively simple. Hopefully, the tips above can help you safely mitigate the incident.
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