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Does anyone know how to get pine sap out of dog hair? Jackson was rolling around under the pine trees having a grand time, and now his head is covered in sticky pine sap. I tried dog shampoo and that helped only a little.:confused:
 

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When Mojo was younger (and had shorter fur) peanut butter worked... but I don't know how well that would work now that he has longer, thicker fur. I assume Jackson has longer thicker fur.

Wouldn't hurt to try though, right?
 

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Anything oily. Baby oil, vegetable oil - and like the above poster said, peanut butter. Try a little first then follow up with a baby wipe if you have it - otherwise you will probably have to shampoo him.
 

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For my daughter's hair we used baby oil to get most of it out and then followed with some Dawn dish soap to get the rest out.
 

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nail polish remover works well..
 

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We also use Cowboy Magic to get sticky things like burrs out of Lainey's coat - stuff is amazing! If the other options haven't helped, that probably would. We got it at Tractor Supply Co.
 

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I use vegetable oil, just work it into the sap and it dissolves it. Bath afterwards!
 

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I would also try the peanutbutter, baby oil (not cooking oil, doesn't work as well), or dawn dish soap (for some reason that stuff works miracles and is still amazingly gentle!).
 

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Thanks for the wonderful advice. The vegetable oil (which I would never have thought to use) worked pretty well on most of it and a little bit of Dawn detergent took out the rest.:)
 

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Good to hear you got it all out. Sap is a pain!
 

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*sigh* i can't tell you how often i've taken scissors to Faith lately. luckily it's spots on her belly so it's not too noticeable!
 

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Copley has a ball of pine sap in his big plumey tail from our hike yesterday. I'm getting nervous, as nothing is working and it's a tangled mess. Pre showing goldens, I would have just cut it out, lol, but now I can't bring myself to do it.
 

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I've used regular butter in the past and that's worked well and it seems to me I also used rubbing alcohol which also worked. It's that time of the year...the snow disappears and the pitch, burrs and fox tails show up. :(

Pete
 

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I think Dawn is wonderful for about everything! But you can also get a product usually in the flooring section called Gum Out. It is a very small tube for getting bubble gum and sticky glue off laminate floors. Just takes a tiny spot, work it into the hair and it disolves it, but then a good shampoo is in order to make sure the gum out is gone. Worked well on my show yorkie who got it in the tips of her whole coat - uck, but the product didn't harm her coat in any way.

Love spring, but oak flower is starting and in everyones coats. What a mess and glad it is only for a few weeks. Our whole yard/cars are covered in a light yellow mist of it.
 
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