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Snow in the Paws

Every winter Chloe loves to go for walks in the snow. But her paws always get balls of snow built up in them! I keep her feet trimmed so the snow doesnt stick to the hair as much, but she still gets it. and during the walk she has to take breaks to pull the snow from her feet! I dont think she will like doggy boots, so id like to try different methods first, then booties last! I went and bought a tiny of paw protector wax. It was $10 for a small tin! Havent tried it yet, but does anyone know any other methods to prevent snow build-up! I was thinking maybe Vaseline! any suggestions out there? I know Im gonna go through this tin of wax in no time and its too pricey!

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I use the Mushers Secret on the boys when we walk in sticky snow or if the roads are heavily salted. It seems to work for them.



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I have the same problem with Asia and she spends most of the time on the walk trying to de snowball herself. I have never heard of Mushers Secret. Is it sold in pet stores?
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I have Mushers Secret. I bought it online. I'd think a squirt of Pam might help keep those snow balls from forming, maybe...


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I saw some sort of spray for the paws which I think I will go look for today at the pet food store.

Cooper used to have some paw wax called "Invisible Boot". Be careful with the wax, especially if you have ceramic or other "slippery" type surfaces. He could not keep his feet under himself while in the house after the paw wax went on.
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Keep the hair between the paw pads cut as short as you can get it.
Then use the MUSHERS SECRET on the paws
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