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How long was it between when she stepped in it and when you washed it?
What did you wash it with?
Does the skin on her foot look red or swollen at all?
Okay. Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
So paint thinner is in the same family as things like petroleum oils, and as such, you generally need a degreasing agent to get it off of things like the carpeting or fur.
So if this were me, I'd wash her paw again but this time use a normal dishwashing soap such as Dawn. This will help break the chemical chains that cause the oily substance to stay on the fur.
Make sure to rinse well.
Then, if she still won't leave it alone, the best thing to do is to have her seen by a vet as soon as possible. Paint thinner can be very caustic to the skin, which is why they tell you to use gloves when applying it to things. It's possible that the thinner was on her foot long enough to start causing burning, which you might not notice signs of right away.
Hopefully though, the Dawn will do the trick.
I hope this helps.