Sometimes cats might get covered with wax due to an accident or any other reason. You need to prepare a de-stickifying strategy and check your cat’s fur to see how much the damage has been done by the wax. Your cat might end up getting covered by wax in a party or any other events where you might be planning to use candles. You must check what kind of wax got stuck on your Kitty. You need to carefully manage your cat while you are trying to remove the wax. In most of the cases, it is possible to remove complete wax from your kitty’s fur, but you must try to keep your cat calm while trying to remove the wax.
If you have used burning candles in a party then make sure that all the fire has been extinguished. The next step is to carefully observe your cat and check if she has got any burns due to the burning candle. Observe the body parts of the cat and look if she has got blisters or any red or darkened areas near her face, feet or ears. The appearance of burnt patches on the cat skin is not similar to those of the burnt patches which appear on the human skin. If you have any doubt regarding any red or dark area on your cat’s skin, then you must take your cat to a vet.
There are different types of waxes which are known to melt at different temperatures. According to studies, different kind of waxes behaves differently when they come in touch with skin or fur. If your cat has got stuck with wax, then you must be aware of the type of wax. You must never use pure beeswax in your home because it burns the hottest and has a high possibility of causing a burn on the skin. The candles which are made up of paraffin wax has a tendency to burn cooler and is much less dangerous when compared to pure beeswax. If you need to use candles in your party or event then you must prefer using glass-encased candles which are mostly scented mixtures of wax. The glass-encased candles are one of the coolest and most safe wax which should be used in the home. You must start cat dewaxing after checking what is the consistency of the wax that has got stuck on your cat’s fur.
How to get candle wax out of cat hair?
The two major categories of wax are hard wax and soft wax. You will have to be extra careful if the wax on the cat’s fur is pure beeswax. You must take the cat to a vet so that he can check your cat for burns. If the fur of your cat has paraffin wax from a taper candle or a tea light, then you can start with taking out the clumps of wax with the help of your hand. Try to calm down your cat so that she does not keep on moving while you are trying to take out the wax from the fur. While taking out the wax from the cat’s fur, try to crumble as much wax as you can. You can also take help of a fine-tooth comb to take out the wax from the cat’s fur. All you need to do is place the fine-tooth comb almost behind the wax clump on the cat’s fur. Continue wriggling the fine-tooth comb so that you can remove more amount of wax. If you are successful in removing the majority of the wax from the cat’s fur, then you don’t need to worry about the little bit wax that’s leftover.
The soft wax is quite safe compared to the hard wax, but it is a much more difficult task to get rid of the soft wax from the cat’s fur. If your cat’s fur is covered with soft wax, then you should follow the steps mentioned below. The first step is to use the heat of your hand to soften the wax clump on the cat’s fur. You can also use a warm and wet washcloth instead of your hands. Try to keep the cat in a calm state so that you can remove the maximum amount of wax with the help of the washcloth. After using the washcloth you can use the fine-tooth comb to remove the leftover clump of wax. If you are not able to remove the wax with the help of the washcloth and the fine-tooth comb, then you should try to freeze the hard wax on the cat’s fur or rather dissolve the soft wax. You can take the help of an ice cube so that you can harden or freeze the hard wax.
How to get scentsy wax out of cat hair?
For removing Scentsy wax, you need to soften or dissolve the Scentsy wax on the cat’s fur. After this, use vegetable oil or coconut oil on the cat’s fur. The vegetable or coconut oil will not only mix but also successfully dilute the wax. After the oil is successful in diluting the Scentsy wax, you can take the help of fine-tooth comb to take out the leftover wax on the cat’s fur. You must not use Baby Oil or Essential oil to dilute the Scentsy wax. Make sure that the cat does not end up ingesting the oil which you use while removing the wax from the fur.
The candles which are made up of beeswax or paraffin wax are biological inert substances. You don’t need to worry if your cat has mistakenly ingested the beeswax or paraffin wax. The problem arises when your cat has ingested a small amount of scented candle or scented wax. Scented wax can be poisonous, so you should take your cat to a vet and get her properly examined. You can also go to a poison control centre for your cat’s treatment. You must be careful while using essential oils to remove the wax. The oils such as essential oil or baby oil are toxic for cat’s health. If you feel that wax has covered the majority of the cat’s body, then you should quickly take your cat to a vet.
Are wax melts toxic to cats?
Most candles which are sold in the market are made up of paraffin wax. The main ingredient of commercial candles, that is, paraffin wax is made from petroleum. The residue which is left after refining the crude oil is paraffin wax. Parrafin wax is obtained from sludge collected in the bottom of oil’s barrel. This residue undergoes bleach treatment along with the addition of dioxin and poisonous chemicals. To make the candle appear as textured or rustic, some amount of animal fats is added in the final residue.
Paraffin is the most used ingredient used in cosmetics, candles or other food products which are available in the market. These paraffin products are very cheap and easily available in the market. The paraffin candles are not usually scented with essential oils. A lot of companies which manufacture candles are using petroleum-based fragrances. When you burn the products which are made up of Petroleum-based scents, the toxins which release into the atmosphere have very adverse effects on the health of human beings and animals. According to studies, when paraffin candles are burnt, they release diesel fumes in the air. The scientists have reported that the particulate matter which comes out of burnt paraffin candles are similar to the exhaust coming out of a diesel engine.
Since the cats are more sensitive to fragrant materials, it is highly possible that fumes from paraffin candles might cause harm to a cat’s health. The paraffin candles can cause major harm to kittens who are not able to process the toxins of fumes successfully.
Can Candle wax kill a cat?
Cats are very sensitive when it comes to fragrances or noises. The body of the cat has a different mechanism for metabolizing specific chemical substances such as fragrant material. According to studies, cats tend to be very sensitive when it comes to baby oil, essential oils, fragrant materials or phenolics. Every fragrant material or product is not harmful to a cat’s health. Products such as room sprays or candles do not have any harmful effects on the health of your cat. Since your cat is not highly exposed to candles or room sprays that’s why these substances do not cause any harm to your cat.
The different type of wax such as paraffin wax or glass-encased wax is usually biologically inert substance. Even if your cat has mistakenly ingested paraffin wax or beeswax, it will not harm your cat’s health in any way. But make sure that your cat does not come in contact with a scented candle otherwise you will have to take your cat to a poison control Centre or a vet for cat’s treatment. Some toxic substances such as Essential oil or Baby Oil must be kept out of reach from your pet.