Winter is a great time to head outdoors and enjoy some fun with your dog. At the same time, there are dangers that need to be considered as well. One of those dangers is the possibility of ice accumulating in our pet’s fur.
Many dogs love snow, but the fluffy white stuff can also cause problems. As the body heat melts the snow, it turns into ice balls and eventually, a very uncomfortable and sticky situation for your pooch. This can trigger a nasty infection if your dog tries to remove them on his own and breaks the skin. Read on for 3 ways to remove ice balls from a dog’s fur.
Prevention Is Key
The simplest solution to remove ice balls from your dog’s fur is to keep them from forming in the first place. Keep the fur around your dog’s toes trimmed to keep ice balls from forming around his or her paws, and consider dressing your dog in a coat and dog boots for extra protection. We’ve got lots of cute and cozy options in the Animal Rescue Site store!
Use A Whisk
Despite your best intentions, there may be times when things get ahead of you and snowballs accumulate in your dog’s fur. Fortunately, there is an easy way for removing them. The method was shared on Facebook and Instagram, and you simply use a whisk to remove them easily and safely.
If your dog won’t wear boots, consider cushioning his paws with a protective wax before you venture outside to walk or play. Our Natural Dog™ Pawtection helps protect your dog’s paws from ice, snow, salt, sand, and extremely hot surfaces. If you have any of this vegan, organic balm left when winter is over, Fido can use it to go to the beach!
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