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Dogs paws and snow protection info

I remember seeing a few threads about this over the years and various different responses about dogs paw protection in the winter, especially from snow. However I have just brought and used a tub of mushers secret paw wax to help keep the massive snow and ice balls from forming on my long haired dog and it is awesome. I just wanted to tell you all so if anyone else needs a solution for an enjoyable dog walk in the winter this is the way forward. I got in on Amazon, it is toxic free obviously and doesn't stain or mark floors, sofas, clothing etc. you rub it on, covering the fur up the leg (if you need it there) and paws and it forms a slick protection over everything. We went out for a walk in sticky powder snow and she didn't get any bobbles! Result = enjoyable winter walks again!
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

A link is always a great idea when recommending a product.

http://www.amazon.com/Mushers-Secret.../dp/B0002XIZXY

Do you use a lot of the product each outing? The 1 lb / 455 gm size seems to be the most interesting.
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

Hmmm I would have to bathe my american cocker puppy in it I think.. Hugely furry paws and legs.
We are toying with the idea of taking him skiing this weekend, as in up the mountain train to the cafe / base area, wife skis for a while and then we switch around. But I thought he would just turn into a snowball. Could just tie him inside a clear plastic bag maybe..like a hamster ball.. hmmm
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Hmmm I would have to bathe my american cocker puppy in it I think.. Hugely furry paws and legs.
We are toying with the idea of taking him skiing this weekend, as in up the mountain train to the cafe / base area, wife skis for a while and then we switch around. But I thought he would just turn into a snowball. Could just tie him inside a clear plastic bag maybe..like a hamster ball.. hmmm
Do you measure him at the shoulders to calculate the ski length, or is it nose to tail for dogs?
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I remember seeing a few threads about this over the years and various different responses about dogs paw protection in the winter, especially from snow. However I have just brought and used a tub of mushers secret paw wax to help keep the massive snow and ice balls from forming on my long haired dog and it is awesome. I just wanted to tell you all so if anyone else needs a solution for an enjoyable dog walk in the winter this is the way forward. I got in on Amazon, it is toxic free obviously and doesn't stain or mark floors, sofas, clothing etc. you rub it on, covering the fur up the leg (if you need it there) and paws and it forms a slick protection over everything. We went out for a walk in sticky powder snow and she didn't get any bobbles! Result = enjoyable winter walks again!
The discount shop Otto's sell a vaseline / petroleum jelly product "Ringelblumen-Salbe" (vaseline grease with Marigold extract, recommended for babies) which should also work well. It costs about Fr 5,-- for 250 ml.
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

Musher's secret is great stuff! Wintertime, we don't leave home without it.

Sophie, have you found a source in Switzerland?

(I've been schlepping mine across the pond for 16 years now...)
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Musher's secret is great stuff! Wintertime, we don't leave home without it.

Sophie, have you found a source in Switzerland?

(I've been schlepping mine across the pond for 16 years now...)
Pricing is a bit rich. CHF 30/200gm

http://www.mushing-passion.ch/?wpsc_...pour-son-chien

Or US$ 25/200 gm from eBay.

http://www.ebay.ch/itm/Invisible-Dog...-/221360830384
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

It is indeed expensive stuff - but the alternative is cabin fever.

(Hooligan + Heffalump + cabin fever = )

A tip for anyone traveling back to the US - 1lb can for 22.99 from Drs Foster and Smith, a limited time mfr restricted price. (Usual price is 10.99 for 60g.) I assume this is the Iditarod sled team sized can, as a pound of the stuff will last a loooooooooooooooog time.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=22950
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

It is eur 39.95 on Amazon DE with free delivery within DE.

If you send it to one of the parcel shops at the border, there will be a small handling fee.

I bought paw wax locally but I rarely need it as living so close to the river we don't have snow. In fact, it is mud which I have to clean off the paws.
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Hmmm I would have to bathe my american cocker puppy in it I think.. Hugely furry paws and legs.
We are toying with the idea of taking him skiing this weekend, as in up the mountain train to the cafe / base area, wife skis for a while and then we switch around. But I thought he would just turn into a snowball. Could just tie him inside a clear plastic bag maybe..like a hamster ball.. hmmm

I want to dogsit the puppy!!!
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

Sorry, totally forgot about a link!

My dog is 6kg and about 30cm tall to shoulder. I use about a chf5 piece for eAch leg. She is very hairy although we cut it very short in the winter but I still have to make sure the hair is well coated. I think I got 455g and it looks like it will last for a while.

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A link is always a great idea when recommending a product.

http://www.amazon.com/Mushers-Secret.../dp/B0002XIZXY

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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

Tell me about it! We have a place in wengen and spend every weekend in the mountains. She has a fleece coat from hurtta to cover the majorit of her body and then we keep the hair on her legs below the coat short. I now cover those bits in the wax and she is pretty much snow free. I would really recommend it to anyone who has an energetic dog and if you are outdoorsy people too. We needed a solution and it has really provided us with one. Before the wax, and when we were expecting to be out for over an hour, we had to make sure we had a towel and blanket and hand warmers to provide heat to melt any ice balls. It was always such a faff and we had to stop to de-ball every 5 mins! She didn't like it and neither did we. If we couldn't get them off she would get cold and we would end up wrapping her in the blanket and carrying her! Those days are gone!

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We are toying with the idea of taking him skiing this weekend, as in up the mountain train to the cafe / base area, wife skis for a while and then we switch around. But I thought he would just turn into a snowball. Could just tie him inside a clear plastic bag maybe..like a hamster ball.. hmmm
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

Used it, it's rubbish!

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The discount shop Otto's sell a vaseline / petroleum jelly product "Ringelblumen-Salbe" (vaseline grease with Marigold extract, recommended for babies) which should also work well. It costs about Fr 5,-- for 250 ml.
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

No unfortunately not. It was through Amazon.de but came from the states.

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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

http://www.hobby-online.ch

have pots of paw protector with beeswax for dogs at less than CHF10- which seems similar.

They also have big covers with arm rests for settee, for wet or incontinent dogs.

In French search for 'baume pattes pour chien' or Pfotenbalsam in German.
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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

Who cares. It has provided us with the ability to continue to enjoy the great outdoors with our mutt. No price is too high for that as we don't all want to be stuck in for the winter here.

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Re: Dogs paws and snow protection info

The other great thing about the mushers secret wax is that, unlike other brands I have tried, it goes on non greasy and is dry almost straight away. So There are no greasy paw prints on the floor or sofas etc.
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