Sharp stickers can easily attach to your dog’s fur while running and playing outside. Stickers can become deeply entangled into your dog’s coat and cause painful skin irritation. If you discover your dog is covered in stickers, remove them quickly before they cause your pet any pain or discomfort.
Put some gloves on so you do not prick your hands while removing the stickers from your dog. Use a pair of tweezers to remove as many loose stickers as possible from its coat.
Brush your dog’s coat with a steel comb to remove remaining stickers. Part her fur into sections according to how many stickers there are. Stickers that are not entangled deeply in her fur can usually be removed easily this way.
Apply some vegetable oil to your dog's fur to help loosen stubborn stickers. Rub the oil into her coat around the area of the sticker. You can also spray some aerosol cooking spray onto the area if you do not have any vegetable oil. Give your dog a bath afterwards to wash the vegetable oil out of her fur.
Take your dog to a professional groomer to have the most stubborn stickers removed. If you are unable to remove the stickers, it may be best to let a professional do it. The groomer will be able to cut the stickers out of your dog’s fur without cutting her delicate skin.
Prevent stickers from getting on your dog's coat in the first place. Do not let her play in areas of your yard where you know there are sticker bushes. Inspect your dog’s coat thoroughly for stickers after she has played outside, and remove any you find immediately.
- Do not pull stickers out of your dog’s coat unless they are completely loosened, so you do not hurt your pet.
Based in Statesboro, Ga., Emily Jones has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles appear on various websites, specializing in the diverse topics of cleaning and insects. Jones is a graduate student studying education at Georgia Southern University.