Snow Dog


Sad puppy eyes, but so happy when breaking trail!

One of our long haired dachshunds got covered in ice balls over the weekend.

They normally get them in their paws. They get so hard, that it makes it uncomfortable to walk. I can tell either of them is getting one as they start slowing down. I am constantly checking their paws and removing the snow balls from their toes, as these could cause their toes to bleed.

As the snow attaches to the long hair, it melts with their body heat and then it forms ice balls. These ice clusters keep getting larger and larger.

We have been getting heavy wet snow for the past 24+ hours and that didn’t stop us walking the dogs. This type of snow made the snow/ice ball even worse for TeKeela. She got them in between her paws, in her legs and chest, even though she was wearing a coat covering her chest. We constantly had to check her paws and removed the ice balls, but the ones on her chest were more difficult to remove. They kept growing and growing and she was a complete snow ball!

For some reason, it is only her. Bailey will get a small ice ball in his paws from time to time, but nothing like my little girl.

Does your pet get snow/ice balls in their chest? If so, how do you prevent them from forming?


Fast and furious – Tekeela snow ball free.


I’m getting heavier, but I will still beat you, Bailey!


5 Responses to “Snow Dog”

  1. Dolly the Doxie

    Musher’s was works perfect on preventing snowballs on their paws. Mom puts it on my paws all the time in the winter.

  2. Roxy the Traveling Dog

    Torrey has long aussie hair, so she gets snowballs easy. I ahve heard mushers works, and we also reviewed some stuff called Dog Gone Dirt healing balm. It worked for snow ball prevention, and other stuff too.

  3. barkandchatter

    I’ve never seen that before. All those little balls look like a fancy scarf!

  4. SUGAR: Golden Woofs

    Woof! Woof! Those are BIG ice BALLS. Happy Monday Mischief. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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