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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Paw Plunger

I've mentioned this on another thread, but hadn't tried it out. I got the Petite size and it's perfect for Cuba, and my Coton. Tycho, my Coton, is paw-phobic but didn't in the least mind me plunging the Paw Plunger up and down (you move the Plunger, not the paw), and it got masses of mud and bits and pieces off their paws after a particularly happy time in the rain-sodden garden! Highly recommended! Warm water, shampoo followed by rinse if you want to do a major clean up, and apparently it even works gently to thaw snow-bobbles….Needless to say Amazon has it:


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Interesting. since I have 16 paws to clean it might be a little hard for me. I just place them in the sink of warm water, and get 4 paws done at a time I am so surprised that they sit still for it.
Do you put shampoo in it? Or is it just water?

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Interesting. since I have 16 paws to clean it might be a little hard for me. I just place them in the sink of warm water, and get 4 paws done at a time I am so surprised that they sit still for it.
Do you put shampoo in it? Or is it just water?
I can see with 16 paws it might be a bit much!! I've only got eight. You CAN put shampoo in, but would then have to do a couple of rinses - I can see the paw count mounting!! But actually, even with just warm water you'd be amazed at how much muck and rubble comes off. It has sort of soft bristles inside, like those things in pubs for washing glasses, so bits of grit and other nasties get scrougeled (that's not a word, but it fits!) out between the pads. I'm amazed that my dogs don't mind it, but as long as they are up on the grooming table, beside the kitchen sink, or somewhere else where they can't escape, they stand still and let me do it with no trouble at all.
If you go to YouTube and search for "Paw Plunger" there are lots and lots of videos.
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The trouble is, Kodi collects at LEAST as much mud on his belly and skirt, so just washing his paws would solve the problem. Maybe for a dog in a puppy cut...


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The trouble is, Kodi collects at LEAST as much mud on his belly and skirt, so just washing his paws would solve the problem. Maybe for a dog in a puppy cut...
It's not a lot of good for belly and skirt, Karen, you're right; but at least it IS good for getting muck out between pads, so I carry on with it; I'm also pleased that the particularly paw-touch-phobic Tycho will let me use it at all, so think of it as a paw-de-sensitising training tool, too. It does away with muddy footprints if it's not a hugely mucky pup, but there are, of course, super-muddy outings that do require a major undercarriage refurb!!
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If I think Emmie's going to get muddy on her belly/skirt, I put on one of her raincoats so that when we come back home it's just the paws that need cleaning and not her whole body. -Jeanne-
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I purchased it recently at half price when one of our doggie boutiques was closing but haven't tried it as yet. Now that Tyler isn't allowed to walk on the beach anymore because the soft sand and his knee won't do well together, he doesn't get sandy. In the backyard, his paws only get wet with rain or snow and I just towel them off. Glad to hear, though, that it works good on dirty paws. I was introduced to it when my oldest daughter gave it as a Christmas present to one of my other daughters who had just gotten a new dog. Hers, however, was the "big" size. I, too, bought the petite.


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I purchased it recently at half price when one of our doggie boutiques was closing but haven't tried it as yet. Now that Tyler isn't allowed to walk on the beach anymore because the soft sand and his knee won't do well together, he doesn't get sandy. In the backyard, his paws only get wet with rain or snow and I just towel them off. Glad to hear, though, that it works good on dirty paws. I was introduced to it when my oldest daughter gave it as a Christmas present to one of my other daughters who had just gotten a new dog. Hers, however, was the "big" size. I, too, bought the petite.
You are going to have to change your forum name, Mary, to rainypaws, or snowypaws!!
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I have a soaking tub by my back door that i fill with warm water whenever Django goes out. As soon as he steps back in the house, in his dirty paws go a little swooshing here and there and out come 4 clean paws. i have a thick towel he walks on to dry the bottoms of his feet.
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