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Ugh guys I am LOSING this battle, please help. My little girl LOVES playing in the snow but the snowballs are brutal. I鈥檝e tried a thermal jump suit with boots and it was an improvement, but still. . . Picture attached. 馃槖

what do you guys use to prevent the snow from consuming our furry babes??

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It looks to me like you've got a good system going, about as good as you can. A tub with warm water to stand them in, to quickly melt off the snowballs, was all I could do, on top of what you've got going. And if it is only the feet/legs I could sometimes make do with a tall glass of warm water to dig the feet in. Then towel dry, finishing with a hair dryer. It does take time, ugh. But, they are so happy! ;)
 

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It looks to me like you've got a good system going, about as good as you can. A tub with warm water to stand them in, to quickly melt off the snowballs, was all I could do, on top of what you've got going. And if it is only the feet/legs I could sometimes make do with a tall glass of warm water to dig the feet in. Then towel dry, finishing with a hair dryer. It does take time, ugh. But, they are so happy! ;)
She is small so I can just plop her in the kitchen sink and rinse with warm water, that's no problem. The whish trick doesn't seem to work - I wonder if her hair is too straight?

My biggest issue is that it impacts her in the moment on our hikes - she gets to a point where she either physically can't move on account of the snowballs so I have to pick her up and carry her, but then if she's not moving around and has snowballs stuck to her she gets cold and we're in the middle of the woods. . . Bah.

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I was going to suggest spraying her off with warm water too. Hiking presents other problems obviously. I have seen snow suits with leg coverings all the way down to the feet. Go to Amazon and search "snow suits for dogs". I don't know how well they work. Maybe someone else on the forum does.
 

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You might try contacting Suzy Bowden. She is a forum member (although she doesn鈥檛 post much any more). She has an Etsy store called BOWWOWSdoggiedesigns and she makes full body and paw snowsuits. It seems she may be taking a break from Etsy right now but her contact info is on the site.
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I just came across these on FB. Might be worth trying, if they can go on over the leg hair.

 

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You might try contacting Suzy Bowden. She is a forum member (although she doesn鈥檛 post much any more). She has an Etsy store called BOWWOWSdoggiedesigns and she makes full body and paw snowsuits. It seems she may be taking a break from Etsy right now but her contact info is on the site.
Good luck!
I found her on Facebook too, with some photos. Facebook page is BOW WOW'S.
 

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She is small so I can just plop her in the kitchen sink and rinse with warm water, that's no problem. The whish trick doesn't seem to work - I wonder if her hair is too straight?

My biggest issue is that it impacts her in the moment on our hikes - she gets to a point where she either physically can't move on account of the snowballs so I have to pick her up and carry her, but then if she's not moving around and has snowballs stuck to her she gets cold and we're in the middle of the woods. . . Bah.

I need someone to make a full body footie suit!!
I tried the whisk and it doesn't work for me either...
 

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I use a 10 to 12" whisk on the snowballs inside. Just lightly brush it over them and they fall right off.
This doesn鈥檛 work on my dogs at all. Is your Havanese in a very short cut?
 
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When my dog played in the snow, I would put a towel in the dryer and get it warm. Then bring her inside and wrap her up. Starts the snowball melting process. Then I would use the hair dryer to melt the rest. I鈥檒l try to find a picture of Maggie playing in snow. They do have a great time running and playing in the snow.
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Ugh guys I am LOSING this battle, please help. My little girl LOVES playing in the snow but the snowballs are brutal. I鈥檝e tried a thermal jump suit with boots and it was an improvement, but still. . . Picture attached. 馃槖

what do you guys use to prevent the snow from consuming our furry babes??

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I feel your pain鈥 have curly hair that is frizzy and I use Mane Magic by EVA*NYC it鈥檚 made with sunflower seed oil. May help the snow from sticking.
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Etdane Dog Onesie for After Surgery Pet Surgical Recovery Suit Anti Shedding Bodysuit Long Sleeve Claming Pajamas with Legs for Female Male Dog (Small, Gray) https://a.co/d/aGUDxvW

Ours loves the snow too馃檲 she goes crazy when sees snow and we had the same issue as you, we started to use this then the warm coat on top (since is thin), and it definitely prevents all the snowballs. Now she plays, no issues when comes back inside 鈽
 
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