My puppy got a curing mold off my work bench, but I thought it was knocked down when she smelled food sitting on the counter. I did not realize she must have stepped in the mold as I found some on the bottom of her paw. Its been several hours and it seems fairly hard. My vet opens in the morning and we will take her in of course, but I wanted to try to remove some before then as it will have cured even longer. Can I use alcohol or nail polish remover (rather than 100% acetone) to try to remove or break it up if she'll let me?
I would think that if its on the pads of the paw that just walking around would cause the resin to come loose and fall off. If its in the hair I'd just cut it out. Notoes has had decent luck with using Alcohol wipes for clean ups as the Alcohol will soften the epoxy. I have a 6 1/2 pound 17 year old male Tea cup Chihuahua that has consumed some very small resin chunks that he has found on the hobby room floor...I guess he thinks they are doggy treats or something....doesn't seem to faze him.
I've gotten resin on my skin before and some had cured so I was able to just peel it off without it leaving much of a sore spot (I just put a bit of lotion on it). But considering it's on the paw, I'd also gently wash it after it comes off just to be sure that it all came off and there is a product called "Wound Kote" that you spray on the paws for cracks and abrasions. We used to have one Rottie that would lick her paws every year and get cracks on them, it worked great and the blue or purple footprints on the ground would fade after it rained. There's also a salve you can put on it too that works.
....The same advice that's been given in this thread would also apply to your situation in regards to epoxy. As long as its not real thick or causing any related health issues (to the paws) then things should be o.k As the dog walks around, particularly on hard surfaces (i.e outside) the dried epoxy will get knocked loose or when he scratches at something.