Never in my 57 years of life have i broken a bottle of nail polish. Yesterday i was painting my nails clear the lid of the nail polish bottle was on i shook the bottle and nail polish went everywhere.
I screamed for my husband to help.
How to get nail polish out of cat fur. That s true for other products which are solvents paint thinner for example. This action transfers the stain to the paper towel. Later that night ella was cuddled up with me and i noticed she had spots of hard fur.
Since my nails were still wet i couldn t clean it up. If it is wet i d recommend that you try to wipe as much off as possible. The bottle of nail polish crashed to the tiled floor and shattered spraying red nail polish on the floor our oriental rug and my coach bag.
Use a cotton ball or paper towel saturated with acetone available in drugstores in the nail polish remover section to blot the backside of the fabric. My sister and her kids were here and one of the kids put gold glitter nail polish on my 8 week old kittens head. If it is deeper in the hair you could use professional grooming trimmers to get it of.
I heard once that cats absorb things through their skin real easily so i want to be careful with what i put on him. Take your metal comb and using the wide toothed side comb your cat s fur until you get to the mat on your cat s fur. How many things can i ruin at once.
Non acetone nail polish remover contains solvents usually ethyl acetate so i wouldn t recommend that it be used on a cat s skin hair since it might cause issues if absorbed or ingested. If it is dry then if it is very superficial and you can probably trim the tips of the hairs and cut it off. Use short and quick but gentle brushing motions.
You wrote that your cat has nail polish on his head. Brush toward the end of the hairs and away from the skin but start at the end of the mat farthest from the cat s skin and work your way back into it. I didn t notice that i didn t secure the lid all the way.
Make sure to rinse the area with water after you. Hold the hair nearest your cat s skin firmly but gently so that you don t hurt your cat. Gently work your comb through the mat.
Blot the stained area with acetone. Grasp the fur closest to the skin and below the tangled area with your free hand in order to limit tugging on the skin.