Comments on Protect Your Dog This Winter

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Cincinnati   Albany, NY

12/19/2010 6:25:28 PM

What I do when my yorkies paws get full of wet snow, I put 4 wash cloths (clean and dry) into the dryer. Why? Because they dryer heats up the wash cloths, and makes them warm enough to melt the snow and warm up your dogs feet.


*Sometimes I also put a towel in the dryer and wrap it around her to get her whole body warm if she is covered in snow*

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Helen   Wilmington, OH

12/17/2010 8:35:49 AM

I read all the information and failed to find anything about the care of dog paws during the winter. It's very important to make sure there is no snow packed between the toes especially on the long haired dogs with lots of hair between the toes. I check each foot when our dogs come in from playing in the snow and make sure no snow or ice has packed in between toes and if necessary poor some warm water over the feet to loosen and remove the snow or ice,sometimes just a good rubbing with a washcloth will loosen the snow enough and the dog will wash the rest off themselves

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Christina   NEW YORK, NY

12/17/2010 1:00:22 AM

Great article! However I would also recommend buying an overall for dogs with short hair - to protect their hind legs as well:) I have a fabulous Snow overall, fleece overall, wind overall all from the same company and they keep my chinese crested warm and snuggly in this weather we are having!

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momo   anaheim, CA

3/17/2010 5:28:06 PM

good info

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Brian   Holland, OH

2/25/2010 6:35:24 PM

Thanks, often over loked

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

2/11/2010 11:24:27 PM

Good points to remember.

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Michelle   rockford, IL

2/11/2010 8:13:19 PM

good info!

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Jenn   Wheaton, IL

2/11/2010 2:43:21 PM

Thanks!

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karen   little rock, AR

2/11/2010 10:14:10 AM

good tips

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Tommy   pocatello, ID

2/11/2010 8:14:59 AM

good info it will help me

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Bobbi   SF, CA

2/11/2010 8:09:29 AM

Good info for people to follow but only if all cared enough to do so.

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Kim   Edmonton, AB

2/11/2010 6:49:32 AM

Just a word of warning for those with short haired dogs: if your dog is like mine (high energy with other dogs), you may not want to keep your dog's sweater on him/her while they run around at the dog park. I know my dog tends to get over heated if I do.


Also, make sure you bring water with you if you bring your dog to the dog park even in the cold weather! Dogs can dehydrate just as easily in the winter as they can in the summer. I often bring a thermos with some water in it just to make sure she doesn't dehydrate playing with all of the dogs.

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Stephanie   Webster, TX

2/11/2010 6:21:54 AM

This article was helpful. We live in Texas and my 2 Chihuahuas still need a coat in the Winter time.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

2/11/2010 6:08:15 AM

Thanks for the tips!

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