How can tree sap be removed from dogs’ paws?

How can tree sap be removed from dogs’ paws?

Try putting salad or vegetable oil on the sap to soften it, and then remove the goop with a paper towel. If necessary, apply pet shampoo for a final cleanup. Another oily “solvent” that might help is smooth peanut butter: The oil breaks down the sap so you can comb it out.

The buildup of sap can be slowed by very carefully shaving the furry areas between a dog’s toes, using a surgical clipping blade – never scissors. Try not to clip so close that pine sap, an irritant, would directly touch the skin. You can hire a groomer if you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself.