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Tips to Clean Sticky Substances out of Pet Hair

We all take our dogs out for walks (right?), and they can get into stuff. And some dogs and cats are allowed outside for some part of the day. Being animals with hair all over their bodies, at one time or another they probably have gotten into something like tar, tree sap, or other sticky substances on their coats.

Soap by itself won’t always take the sticky stuff out, so what do you do? You definitely don’t want to use any harsh chemical such as paint thinner or nail polish remover, which are harmful to your pets and toxic. What you can do is to use vegetable oil or Vaseline and work it into the sticky substance on the coat to soften it and loosen it up.

Then, follow this up with a bath with a pet shampoo. This should work in most cases, but of course there may be cases where the sticky stuff won’t want to come out. You can repeat the procedure, and if this does not work, then you may need to cut out the mess.

If you have any other suggestions, please comment so others may use your advice.

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