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Nor'easter gives Tessa Snowballs

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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 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!
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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