How to Remove Ice Balls From A Dog's Fur

How to Remove Ice Balls From A Dog's Fur

Winter can be a really fun time for you and your dog. You can go for walks through the snow, and just enjoy the day. But winter can also be dangerous for dogs for a couple of reasons. And one of those reasons is that ice might accumulate in your dog’s fur.

Most dogs absolutely love the snow, and will always gravitate towards the biggest piles. When your dog gets covered by snow, that might not seem like such a bad thing. But, because of your dog’s body heat, that snow can quickly turn into ice balls. These balls can become very sticky and uncomfortable, and can even cause infections if the dogs try to get rid of them alone and break their skin in the process.

The best way to make sure you don’t have to deal with this issue is to prevent the ice balls from forming at all. You need to keep the fur around their toes trimmed or even consider dressing them in a coat and getting them some snow boots. You can even use some protective wax to help cushion their paws and protect them from snow, salt, sand, and even hot surfaces.

If the prevention doesn’t work, there are a few ways in which you can get rid of those ice balls. But one of the simplest ways is to use a whisk and just run it through your dog’s fur to get the balls off. This method shouldn’t hurt at all, but you still need to be gentle and make sure you don’t rip any fur or skin.

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