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Hi all it rarely snows much here in the uk, not as it has over the last few weeks. Could someone more experienced advise me how best to get rid of the snow balls on the dogs legs, they look like snow boots. I have tried brushing them and pulling them off but is there an easier way to get rid of them please?
 

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Do you have a cooking spray like Pam in the UK? Try spraying this lightly on their legs and feet before you go out. The oil will keep the snow balls from forming.
 

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Thank you :) I will go and look for some, there must be something similar here in the uk.

Do you have a cooking spray like Pam in the UK? Try spraying this lightly on their legs and feet before you go out. The oil will keep the snow balls from forming.
 

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You could probably just use vegetable oil in a spray mister bottle, like a Le Creuset Misto (which is rather expensive for this, but if you had one for cooking use, it could do double duty).
 

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To actually get rid of them, you could put the dogs in a shallow warm bath. That will melt the snow and then just towel off their legs. Or you could put them in a small room when they come in with towels on the floor for awhile to drip dry. Hairdryers also work well.

I usually just towel off Rileys lets and rub the snow balls out (quick rubbing to break them up).
 

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Thanks, I went hunting through the cupboards.
I have a le creusot type oil spray in the cupboard, I just havent filled it yet. I also have a plant mister bottle too which I used to use on my horse, it gives a bigger spray.

You could probably just use vegetable oil in a spray mister bottle, like a Le Creuset Misto (which is rather expensive for this, but if you had one for cooking use, it could do double duty).
 

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This morning I found some body gloss in a spray bottle which is a very light oil and topped up the bottle with baby oil, I used this on the dogs, its didnt stop it, but it did help.
Maybe I need to put it on miore liberally this afternoon.

I also wonder if a silicon spray like women use to keep their hair from getting frizzy would work?
 

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Thanks, I ruled out the bath as they would have to go all through the house to get to a warm bath, I did put towels on the floor and brushed their legs and then just left them to drip, sometimes I miss the obvious, i never throught of towelling their legs off as well because of the ice on them, thanks. :)

To actually get rid of them, you could put the dogs in a shallow warm bath. That will melt the snow and then just towel off their legs. Or you could put them in a small room when they come in with towels on the floor for awhile to drip dry. Hairdryers also work well.

I usually just towel off Rileys lets and rub the snow balls out (quick rubbing to break them up).
 

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I got The Paw Wash (large) for my Spoos to clean their muddy paws in the spring and fall, but in the winter I fill it up with warm water and their snow balls melt right off. Super easy! Check it out on amazon...it's totally worth it.


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