There's nothing like running through powder snow and playing ball! My dog delights in the sport of snow-diving for tennis balls and can play and play until I'm so cold I have to beg her for a break. Needless to say, fur snowballs are inevitable.
These pesky little fur snowballs pull on your dogs coat causing discomfort and get the floor and furniture wet. They are hard to remove with a towel, but easy with a little water. For some, keeping a spray bottle of water by the door and squirting the fur snowballs thoroughly, then rubbing them with the towel is a good solution. But for long hair dogs who build up some pretty big fur snowballs, a partial "pet shower" is in order.
This perfect solution eliminates any mess and is very easy.
- Place your dog in the bathtub.
- Run the water lukewarm. Too warm or too cold of water will cause your dog discomfort.
- Using a handheld shower head or pet shower, spray the fur snowballs until the dissolve or fall off.
- Using a towel, gently squeeze the excess water from your dogs fur.
- Gently brush through the fur using a chemical-free fur detangler. Fur often gets tangled from the snowballs and both you and your dog will be happy your brushed through it now instead of letting the problem build.
Have fun with your dog in the snow and make him comfortable afterwards with this simple partial pet shower solution.