hopefully you can ease my mind, just an hour ago my darling ferret Lacey knocked over a lit candle and got wax all over her belly and paws.. she was quite the spaz, i got her under cold water just to cool those areas affected down, and had to give her a bath to get the wax to come off easier.. please tell me i did the right thing? i'm keeping a close eye on her and such tonight. anything else i should do to make sure she is alright?
That’s what I would have done, too! I’m just glad it was the wax and not the flame! Ferrets are so oily, you know. Yikes. My only worry is that if there is still wax on her, she might try to groom it off and accidentally ingest it, causing a blockage. It might happen, so you should be trying your darndest to get that wax off! You can probably use a straight razor or scissors (if you can get the angle right) and just cut the fur away from it. She’ll have funny bald spots, but it’s better than wax in the guts.
But all in all you did the right thing— wax sitting on or near skin, if it’s hot enough, continues to burn. So good thing you got it off quickly.