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I know there has been a ton of posts about snowballs on dogs legs after being outside, and I did review a bunch of them. But I didn't find any that seemed to fit my situation. I'm in Pennsylvania and as a lot of you know, we're getting one blizzard after another. We have two feet of snow right now and tomorrow are getting another 1-2 feet.
I'm big into taking Tessa hiking in the snow, and she seems to love it, UNTIL she has snowballs so caked onto here that she is no longer black, but a purely white poodle. She isnt on a leash a lot of the time so she is doing leaps and bounds creating her own path and disappearing into the snow.
Can snow balls do any physical harm to her? Does anyone have suggestions? I'll post some fun winter pics after this upcoming blizzard! :smow:
Oh, and Tessa's hair isnt very long on her legs and I most definitely wouldnt want to make her hair any shorter.

Thanks so much everyone!
 

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What about longjons? Seriously. Cut a few holes for her tail etc in a set of longjons or streatch pants and a clingy shirt and have her wear them. Since she is a smaller spoo it should be easier and cheaper to find her size. Try a second had store. You can keep the clothes on by using safty pins (not the safest) to attach the pants to the shirt or a clip of some sort. If you are more crafty than I am you could always sew on valcro or snaps. Make sure the neck hole is rather small or her front legs can get cought up in it.

I had to have my old spoo wear people clothes when I had him in a really long clip. He ignored the clothes and it was never a problem. Just don't leave her alone while wearing the clothes because they can get cought on stuff. There are several dog stores online who custome make union suits for dogs as well which fit better and are less silly looking. My neighbor's hairless guy had several. Your spoo WILL look silly wearing people clothes, but it works.
 

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Thank you so much! I am not the crafty type but am willing to give it a try. I just didn't want to purchase something really expensive online and then Tessa not willing to wear it. I suppose I'll run out to walmart for long johns and maybe stop at at petsmart to see what they have, before the snow starts. ThaNks for your help!!
 

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What great ideas!! Flash has never seen snow, but now I wish we would get some!
I don't know about snow being harmful to the dog's legs (other than being immensely heavy), but my Bernese Mountain Dog always got chunks of snow/ice wedged in her paw pads. I don't know if this would be a problem for a Spoo with clean feet, but it's something to watch for anyway. It can be very painful, and those darn ice chunks are so hard to remove!
 

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savannah, your dog is gorgeous! If you want snow, you're more than welcome to take however much of the 3 feet we'll have by tomorrow!
 

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savannah, your dog is gorgeous! If you want snow, you're more than welcome to take however much of the 3 feet we'll have by tomorrow!
Aww, thank you!! I'd love to take some of your snow-- I'm not likely to see any in Texas anytime soon. I'm from Montana, so this brown and barren winter is very strange to me. :)
maybe I'll take a northern vacation just to let Flash play in the snow. Maybe it would wear him out...
 
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