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    Anyone have any suggestions on removing car oil from a cocker's coat? Apparently the other groomer said that it didn't come off in the bath. The dog is boarding with us for a bit but will be getting groomed before she goes home.

  • #2
    Dawn might work.
    don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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    • #3
      I've had an eskimo come in with motor oil on him. A combination of de greaser and dawn got a good portion off but I'm not sure if there is anything safe that would get it all off.

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      • #4
        I had a mini doodle come in who ran out into the road when they were repaving the road, and had lovely black asphalt stuck all over her. I filled the tub with water and Dawn and soaked the poor dog in it. I got it all out, but I had to rinse and rebathe, and rinse and soak a second time, and I used so much Dawn and shampoo....

        Don't know if it will work for oil, but you could give it a try.

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        • #5
          Goo Gone. Years ago we had a Westie come in that had rolled in a freshly sealed driveway! We had shaved him the day before, there really was no way of taking him any shorter safey and the driveway tar was burning his skin, I think it was from the chemicals. We HAD to get it our of his coat. We tried baby oil, and that helped, but didn't get it all off. We had a bottle of goo gone so I called the 1-800 number on the back of the bottle to ask the company if it would be safe to use on a dog and they said it absolutely was. It worked perfectly! If it can get driveway tar out of a coat, motor oil should be easy!
          What a caterpillar considers the end of his world, we call a butterfly.

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          • #6
            10 blade and start over.

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            • #7
              Dawn (yes Dawn specifically, not all dishwashing liquid is created equal and dawn is the best degreaser). It may take a several washes to get it out of her coat, when we got an oily hawk in at a rehab center I worked at it took three baths to get it clean enough. I would agree with taking her short as well. Bath, shave, bath, dry and finish.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doubledogdare View Post
                10 blade and start over.
                LOL!!!!

                I would give Dawn a try. Don't wet the dog before you apply the Dawn. Put it on the dry coat and really work it in well w/your fingers and/or a bath brush. If the other groomer used heat to dry the dog the oil might be really set in the coat and extra difficult to get out. If it was "new" oil I would suggest trying cornstarch to absorb as much as possible before you try a degreaser. Since she has apparently been groomed (or at least bathed already) I doubt it would do any good.
                SheilaB from SC

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                • #9
                  I use a Japanese product made for dogs. Its called Super Cleansing , by Zoic.
                  Not sure if i can post a link here?

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                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone. I'll ask my boss if she can get some dawn.

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                    • #11
                      Dawn should work, but first apply some corn flour (masa harina), let it set for 5 minutes, then brush it out. It'll absorb a lot of the oil, making it easier to wash out the rest.

                      Corn flour is not the same thing as corn meal. It's finer, and is used to make corn tortillas and tamales. You should be able to find it in the baking aisle or ethnic (Mexican) food aisle in your grocery store.

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                      • #12
                        Goop Hand Cleaner

                        Ive always loved what Goop does for clothes. Anytime I get grease on my clothes I smeared some on let it sit then wash like normal. It gets it out, plus it works great on mechanic's hands, motor oil just melts away.
                        I came across this when looking at pet degreasers, and found that Goop also makes Groomer's Goop! If regular goop works really good, I can only imagine what the groomer's goop does! I have never tried it because I have never had a need to, but maybe you can? Maybe I should order some to have on hand... One of the Groomer Goop products was awarded Cat Fancy's Editors Choice of 09'. Would be worth a shot. If you use it let us know how it works!

                        http://www.goophandcleaner.com/groomers_v2.htm

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                        • #13
                          LSH, I was going to say that I believe catgroomer has recommended the GOOP for degreasing and I was going to get some, so thanks for the link

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                          • #14
                            Your welcome Nea! I have had this link for a couple years now lol, but never had the need to get it. If you order it please let us know how it works!

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