View Full Version : Removal of chewing gum on paws

25th May 2010, 03:12 PM
Has anyone got any idea how you can get chewing gum off a dogs paw? I noticed last night a big mass of black on Jasper`s front paw, it was chewing gum, I managed to cut off some of it around his paw with a small pair of scissors, but can`t really get any closer and I am worried I will nip his skin.

25th May 2010, 03:22 PM
Vegetable oil {eg sunflower, peanut, any of the light oils} - also removes sap, tar, paint and other sticky things from your dog's coat.

Using a a small dish or a cotton ball, thoroughly soak the area with the oil. Work the oil into the sticky or hard place with your fingers. Blot off the excess oil with a paper towel, and wash the area with dog shampoo. Repeat this procedure if there is anything left in the fur.

Don't let your dog walk around the house until you shampoo the area, otherwise you will be cleaning up oily smears and foot prints from everywhere you don't want them.

25th May 2010, 04:01 PM
Clever tip nicki!! I've had to cut out a boiled sweet from Barneys hair today!! What a mess it was too!!

25th May 2010, 04:24 PM
You can also use an ice cube to freeze the gum and make it brittle and then is easy to get off.

25th May 2010, 05:44 PM
I think that only works on clothes Judy, might freeze your little dogs foot before the gum hardened ;)

26th May 2010, 01:48 AM
A lot of people say peanut butter will work.

Vodka will remove adhesives, and I wonder if it works on chewing gum.

26th May 2010, 02:12 AM
A lot of people say peanut butter will work..

I was always told peanut butter too. I think that is what all the moms did when I was growing up if girls got gum in their hair. I've never tried it though, but that and ice would be what I'd try if I had to.

26th May 2010, 07:29 AM
Granny always swore by ordinary butter for tar and chewing gum, and it works, so that's what I 'stick' with! ;)

27th May 2010, 03:11 PM
Thank you Nicky for the advice, I used baby oil as I had this in the house and it worked brilliantly, so all back to normal now.:)

27th May 2010, 06:06 PM
That's good to hear - I think most oils would work, but imagine that peanut butter is incredibly messy, especially as most dogs would try to eat it too :eek: