Often, the dirt that falls on the dog has to be cut along with the fur. More often than others, owners of long-haired pets (collie, shih tzu, spaniels, etc.) face this problem. If a four-legged friend is all from paws to head in tattoos, prickles or dried paint (it happens sometimes), then it is better to take him to the hairdresser and short mow. Wool grows fast. Yes, and neatly cropped animal looks much nicer than a dog with a dozen “bald spots”. If the scale of the catastrophe is not so great, then you can try to cope with the problem with your own forces and with improvised means.
Burdock and different spines. Try sprinkling the area around the spines with a solution of starch or hair balm, and then gently release your fingers from the wool wound around it with your fingers. You can try to comb out small spines comb with rare teeth.
Fleas. With nasty blood-sucking insects, you have to fight on all fronts, using shampoos, drops and a special comb to catch small parasites in the complex. The anti-flea hairbrush is used only for its intended purpose and is not suitable for everyday use. wool care.
Ticks. Ticks should not be touched. To remove them, you need to use a special tool (twisting ticks) or more familiar tweezers. If the tick has entered shallowly, then moisten it with vegetable oil and after half an hour, firmly grab the tiny parasite by the body and remove the parasite with a rotating movement.
Resin, paint, glue. Do not attempt to remove paint from the animal’s coat with a solvent! It not only irritates the skin, but can also lead to poisoning if the dog starts to lick it off. Among other things, the solvent is a flammable liquid. It is better to cut off stained wool with scissors. And if the paint or resin stuck to the paws, then you can try to grease them with sunflower or olive oil, and then clean them with a towel.
Chewing gum and other Velcro. Chewing gum and any other sticky substance, you can try to lubricate with oil, and then gently pull off. If chewing gum has not yet had time to become entangled in wool, a piece of ice can help. Rub the ice cube chewing gum until it hardens. Then break the frozen gum into several pieces and try to gently tear it from the hair into small pieces. If all else fails, cut off the velcro along with the coat.
Well, if you can not cope on their own, go to the vet for help.