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Aug 10 2015
07:16:55 AM
Hi guys..
My pet accidentally fell in a bowl of essential oil+water (oil burner).
I've already cleaned him off with wet wipes and dried him off with dry towel.
The fur still looks damp. Looks as if the oil is still on his body as the smell is strong too.
And he's dragging his neck n body all over like trying to get the thing off his body.
I know I shouldn't bathe him.. So what are my options?
Please help me out.. Thank u!
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Aug 10 2015
08:48:32 AM
Blue Nostalgic Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Blue Nostalgic's Photo Album 1422 Posts
Depending on the type of oil it could cause stinging/burning and irritation to the skin. He will try to groom it and get it in his mouth/ingest. It's also liable to be absorbed through the skin. In most cases full bathing is not recommended, but in order to get the oil off, it would be best to use a mild solution of dawn soap and water. Instead of submersion try dipping a wash cloth in the solution and working on the fur, then using a clean cloth and water to do the rinsing. You do not want to risk the slightest inhalation of liquid which can lead to respiratory distress.
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Aug 10 2015
09:59:50 AM
Cashmere Joey Visit Cashmere's Photo Album 20 Posts
Thank you.. Will work on it.. :)
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Aug 10 2015
10:09:11 AM
Blue Nostalgic Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Blue Nostalgic's Photo Album 1422 Posts
Oh...and as always...make sure he is completely dry and warm before putting him back in his pouch.

If he's gotten it on his pouch or other items in his cage...remove and wash those too.
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Aug 10 2015
01:06:49 PM
GLIDEIT Super Glider Visit GLIDEIT's Photo Album Canada 330 Posts

What kind of oil? Hopefully not something toxic to gliders!

I second the dawn dish soap bath. Just keep water away from his face, use wet fingers on his head and rub. You can rinse and wash him under the tap. Keep him in his bonding bag or on you until he dries off. And have your vet on speed dial in case he injested some toxic oil (like cinnamon).
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Aug 10 2015
04:31:30 PM
Cashmere Joey Visit Cashmere's Photo Album 20 Posts
It is sandalwood and mandarin..a highly concentrated pure plant essence essential oil
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Aug 10 2015
09:27:48 PM
astockd1 Face Hugger Visit astockd1's Photo Album 478 Posts
Essential oils are usually used on the skin and so are very good at being absorbed through the skin. You'll have to bathe him, just make sure he doesn't inhale any water. Be careful, and do it quick. It is VERY BAD for even humans to ingest essential oils because they are so concentrated; if he licks it off his fur and eats any, it could do a lot of damage for something so tiny.
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Aug 12 2015
06:18:02 AM
Cashmere Joey Visit Cashmere's Photo Album 20 Posts
I have been wiping him off and his fur and he is doing better.. Been his usual cheeky naughty self.
But I noticed he's been scratching himself. Probably has some irritation.
I'll keep a close eye on him.
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