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Snowballs in the coat! OMG!

Once you Northerners quit laughing, please tell me what you do to deal with snowballs in long coats. I totally didn't think to put on his slush suit and when Leo came in after playing with his buddies his whole underside was full of snowballs! Help!


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I put her in the kitchen sink. Use warm water to melt the snowballs,
I use the spray nozzle on her legs and just use running water from the tap in my hands to get her underside. Then towel and blow dry for 2 minutes.

Yes it is a pain but it the fastest method I've found.

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I used the sink at first to, but found I ended up with an even WETTER dog! Now, if he's going to be out playing in the snow, I put a couple of big beach towels in the dryer at the same time he goes out. Then when he comes in, I just wrap him in the beach towel and hold him in my lap. It seems to work just as fast, and there is less excess water!


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Thanks guys! I don't know how you do this all winter! I did pull out the slush suit and it helped but then I spent 10 minutes drying him with my dryer. I will try the beach towel method or the sink. He was really shivering when he came in this last time. He eats the snow which I think makes him colder.
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Kodi spent a LOT more time out in the snow as a late-pupy than he has any winter since then. Just like humans, I think the novelty wears off if you live in the Frozen North!


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Thanks guys! I don't know how you do this all winter! I did pull out the slush suit and it helped but then I spent 10 minutes drying him with my dryer. I will try the beach towel method or the sink. He was really shivering when he came in this last time. He eats the snow which I think makes him colder.
Where did you buy the "slush suit"? Looks like it would be perfect for the little snows we get here on the coast. I'm hoping this is our last snow for the winter! But it has been an unusual winter. Maggie loves the snow. She will eat the snow, run and run and then it's like a bell goes off in her head and she runs for the house to warm up.
I wrap her in a towel and take her to the grooming table and dry her. While I'm drying her, I hold the snow balls so they melt. That's the only time she likes the dryer.

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I ordered the Hurtta Slush Combat Suit from Euro Dog Designs


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I ordered the Hurtta Slush Combat Suit from Euro Dog Designs
Wow! I just watched the video on Euro Dog Designs. The company put a lot of thought and personal touch into the slush suit. Zipper to one side to accommodate leash, no lining for dogs that's don't need extra warmth, and snaps for smaller legs.
Thats for Maggie! Thanks for the info.
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Kodi spent a LOT more time out in the snow as a late-pupy than he has any winter since then. Just like humans, I think the novelty wears off if you live in the Frozen North!

Winnie is 4 1/2 months now and loves the snow. I am looking forward to the time she is bored with it!
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My Coco just sits by the woodstove until they melt off her. She LOVES to sit right next to the stove.
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