Many dogs love to play in the snow. Whether it be to chase down a ball, make a snow tunnel or navigate a snowy maze. And as you’ll see with the following hilarious photos, snow loves to stick to dogs, transforming them into abominable snow dogs!
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1. “She loves to use her face as a snow plow.”
2. “Not sure where my dog Harley is but the abominable snow monster is here.”
3. “Snow sticks to my Labradoodle’s feet.”
4. “After a day playing in the snow.”
5. There is no dog, there is only snow.”
6. “The Abominable Snow-Dog”
7. Up to his back…
8. “Our dog Jenga loves to play in the snow. He however does not love his coat…”
9. “My dog Emma had some fun in the snow.”
10. “Covered from snow storm.”
11. “This is what happens to my dog when he goes walking in the snow. He loves making fashion statements.”
12. “This is what happens to my dog when we let her out in the snow…”
13. “Ivy, my Mom’s lovely Wheaten Terrier, loves the snow. This is her telling me on Christmas that it was snowing outside.”
14. “Snowballs forming on my friend’s dog after a walk.”
16. “snow armor.”
17. “What do you do to prevent snowballs on your long-haired dogs? She rubs her face in the snow no matter what I do.”
As funny as snowballs look on your dog, they can make your dog cold and knot their fur. Plus you’ll want to avoid those huge puddles in your home. So here are some suggestions for safely removing snowballs from your dog’s fur.
But first, whatever method you go for, avoid pulling the ice or snow off your dog – this can be very painful for them. Also after you have removed the snowballs it’s a good idea to use a dog brush or comb to prevent mats from forming.
This first tip became a viral hit. The suggested tool is a kitchen utensil most of us have in the home – a wire whisk. Many dog owners have said it really works at removing ice balls from a dog’s underbelly and legs. But others have pointed out it won’t work on your dog’s paws and doesn’t work with all types of snow or certain kinds of dog fur. A slicker dog brush may work much better on your dog’s fur and will prevent knots in the fur.
Warm water is a good way to simply melt the snow off. Putting your dog in the bathtub or shower and using a hose or bucket will work. Or if you prefer you can use a washcloth dipped in warm water (remember not hot!). You can also try a hair dryer on the low-heat setting if your dog doesn’t mind them.
A dog snowsuit will help keep snowballs at bay. And the gentlest least intrusive method? Wipe snow off with a towel and allow the snow to simply melt.