English Cocker Spaniel Bryn was brought in to see us after he developed a limp and his owner suspected he may have a thorn in his paw. Sure enough, when we examined him, we could see a foreign body in his right pad. Bryn was such a good boy that he let us tease out the offending thorn with a sterile surgical needle and didn’t even whimper. No wonder he had been in discomfort – the thorn measured 12mm in length and had been angled straight up into his pad! What a relief to have it removed!