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19th January 2011, 02:25 PM
Hiya, just after a bit of advice really, while walking today Cassie went lame, I checked her paws and she had chewing gum stuck on her hair under her right front paw. :(

We went straight home and I removed as much as I could but some is stuck on her actual pads and between and she won't let me try to remove it. She is still a little lame.

I remember a thread on this before and wondered what remedies I might try!!

Thanks guys, Teresa x

19th January 2011, 02:36 PM
Oh no! No advice but I hope you are able to remove it soon! I am sure it is really unpleasant for her!

19th January 2011, 02:46 PM
I hope so!! I think I might try some type of oil to loosen it (??) :(:(

Cassie can't quite work it out!

19th January 2011, 02:55 PM
There are some useful tips on this thread


Good luck - let us know how you get on.

19th January 2011, 03:17 PM

I have a some information on this www.cavaliermatters.org (http://www.cavaliermatters.org) under general care or page 40.

This is what it more or less advises!
Using a small dish or cotton wool, thoroughly soak the area with, Sunflower oil (or any light oil) work the oil into the sticky or hard patch with your fingers. Blott off the excess oil with paper towel and was the area with Dog Shampoo, keep repeating until the nasty substance has gone.
Ensure the oil is dried off thoroughly before he/she trots off around the house.
Dougall doesn't like his feet messed around with very much, I stand him in the shower, I wet his feet and gently sort out the problem. Because he is in the shower he stands still and allows me to do whatever I want .... It might be worth a try if he is being difficult.

or if all else fails


Brian M
19th January 2011, 03:41 PM
Hi T

So its mixed bathing in your place .;)

19th January 2011, 04:00 PM
Hi Teresa, if you look at the link that Wagtails has advised it was me last year who wanted advice, Nicky gave some advice, but I used baby oil and it worked great. Maybe you could place her paw in a small amount and it will come off easily as you have got most of it off. I did have to wash Jasper`s paw off with dog shampoo a couple of times to get the oil off.

19th January 2011, 04:12 PM
Hi, it is that advice I have posted above. :p

19th January 2011, 04:19 PM
Sorry Tania I did`nt see your post.