Monday, September 23, 2013
How to get paint off my dog?
You're probably thinking, why would I ever need to know this piece of information?
Trust me, you may well need it someday..
I came home this evening, exhausted after a really long meeting with the Board of Director's at my client's office, to find my helper shrieking at Rascal in dismay... He had gotten really excited when he heard my car arriving and proceeded to prance up and down the fence like he normally does. The only problem was that there was a pan of paint there!!!
And so he splashed dark brown paint all over the underside of his body and got 2 paws completely soaked in paint as well. And of course, he then left paw prints all over the patio!
I think Charrisa thought I would get really mad at her for letting this happen. I actually found it quite hilarious when I saw Rascal looking as brown as he was.. But my amusement quickly turned to worry when I realised to severity of the situation.
Anyway, in the unlikely event that your dog decides to help you with painting, keep calm and try to get the paint off as quickly as possible. It will be harder to get it off once it has dried. Bear in mind that some dogs may have a bad reaction as well, especially if they start licking their fur, so it is quite important to get it off as quickly as possible.
Get a bowl of vegetable oil or cooking oil, and lots of paper napkins. Soak the paper napkins in the oil and start rubbing out the paint. Try to rub out as much paint as possible. Then give your dog a good warm bath with some mild soap or shampoo. If it's bad, you may have to repeat the process a few times... And if you have a dog with a long coat, you may have to consider shaving off his fur... And if necessary you may need to take your dog to the vet.
But whatever you do, don't use thinner or kerosene on your dog... You could hurt your dog that way. Just thought I'd share this handy tip with you guys...
PS: I know Rascal doesn't look like he had that much paint on him, but I only thought to take the picture after I had gotten a fair bit off!
PPS: You can also get paint off your skin using vegetable oil if it hasn't fully dried.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
My poor old Rascal has been feeling cold recently as it has been raining alot... and as we have alot of trees and plants in our garden, it really is quite cold in our house...
I usually wrap him up in his Thundershirt when it rains not because he gets frightened, but to keep him warm as he has a very very thin coat of fur. But it was extra cold yesterday, and he was actually shivering so much that I had to wrap him up in his blanket as well!
So I decided to order him a proper dog coat from Chilly Dogs, and can't wait till it arrives...
Will post a picture of Rascal in his coat as soon as we get it. Hopefully it will help keep him warmer on rainy days...