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A lady called me the other day to see if I could possibly remove the candle wax from her cat's hair. She was using Partylite candles (which liquify when burned) and her Ragdoll cat jumped up on a shelf and knocked over the liquified candle wax.  Fortunately Partylite wax is not hot so the cat was unharmed, albeit covered in wax. 

The owner didn't want him shaved but understood that we might have to do that to get the wax off.  We worked on him a bit and discovered that Partylite candle wax can, indeed, be removed from cat hair without having to shave.  The owner was very grateful. 

I love Partylite candles for many reasons. I thought about contacting the company to let them know they have yet another great selling point to add to their list:  the wax can be safely and easily removed from cat hair. 

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But the wax sure is hot. I got burned by it once. I'm happy for the cat it had hair.
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Yeah, that's what the owner and I both concluded - it was a good thing the cat had hair.

This little guy made out better than the cat that came in once with burned off and singed hair all over its tail and backend.  It caught itself on fire after walking by a lit candle.  The hair saved the skin yet again.



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Our shop cat "Lucifur" did the same thing, he got it all over him, the walls, the counter,everywhere!!!!! Again, thank goodness he had hair. We have since stopped using candles at work, just because he is a dork and would likely do it again.

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what??  A dorky cat?? 
Is there such a thing?

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Apparently so. I have one at the shop and another at home, both Dorks. My other kitties are all normal, maybe it's a male cat thing.

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How did you get it out though?


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My sister has been a Partylite consultant for MANY years.  They are oil based and melts away with as warm a water as you can get.  I love these candles for that reason (not to remove from cat hair).  If I want to change scent of color in my holders I can run them under warm/hot water and they melt away.  They do have a oily residue but wash up with soap and water.  Glad to hear it went well.

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yes, that would could have been real bad ~ At least you knew how to take care of him.  I have never heard of the candles you are talking about, and I love candles.  I really like the candles that 'look' like candles, but you plug them in - no hot wax or chance of being knocked over and catching something on fire, you just have the lovely smell.


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I was a group supervisor for Partylite for several years.  It is a good company with a great, albeit expensive, product.  I love their candles.  That's what I was doing before I became an animal lover.

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I am glad you could remove the wax easily. what did you use?  I am assuming from what I have read it came out with warmer water?  I once had a white dog who came who did the same thing but with a regular candle. I out some cooking oil in a spray bottle and sprayed all of the wax then line brushed with a greyhound comb. It all came out really easy. Just thought Id throw that out there if anyone is unfortunate enough to have a pet  whose owner isn't using partylite.


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We mainly used warm water to accomplish the removal - also some of our tools helped.  


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If it happens again, you might try ice. I remember going to those candle parties, and they said the best way to get wax off stuff is to put it in the freezer, and it pops right off. (course, you can't put kitty in the freezer, haha, but might be able to get it off with ice. )
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