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: Rawhide on Front Paws
: GabesMom November 02, 2006, 04:46:24 AM
Gabe has a fascination with rawhide.  Like no other dog I have ever known.  Which I think is wonderful because he has never eaten anything that he shouldn't (like my favorite heels). 

But the rawhide seems to get caked on there causing his fur to get all hard and sticky on his front paws (I am assuming its a combo of drool and wet rawhide).  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to wash this off? 

By the end of the week (he gets a bone when mommy leaves for work) he looks like no one cares about him.  The front paws are a mixture of dirt, drool, rawhide, and god knows what else he has gotten into in the course of the week.  He is averaging what we call a mini bath every Saturday to wash it off (which he thinks is the cruelest thing ever)  I am almost embarassed to take him out because I fear people think we dont take care of him.

Not only that its starting to stain his pretty white paws.

Any suggestions?
: Re: Rawhide on Front Paws
: GabesMom November 02, 2006, 05:05:49 AM
I personally don't really care what he looks like; as long as he is happy and healthy.  I think it's part of the charm (kinda like the "Drool Laces") but my husband swears people think that he is neglected.

I joke and say its armor but my husband doesn't see the humor in it.

: Re: Rawhide on Front Paws
: newflvr November 02, 2006, 05:10:23 AM
Cowboy gets that look too, but with a couple of passes with the Furminator, it's pretty much all gone.  It breaks up the drool, bone juice and dirt and he's gorgeous, in mho, with very little effort!!
: Re: Rawhide on Front Paws
: GabesMom November 02, 2006, 02:55:08 PM
Thank you all so much for the great suggestions.  It's so funny because he manages to stay clean all except the front paws.  It took me a while to figure out what was causing it.  But with all the help from you guys maybe he won't look so bad.

Thank you again! :o)
: Re: Rawhide on Front Paws
: LMT November 02, 2006, 06:14:58 PM
Adi gets that too, especially w/ the combo from all the drool, licking. I try and brush through it once a day as well.