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    DefaultSnow Shoes

    We are thinking about taking little Sammy to the snow next week (an hour away) and was wondering if he will need shoes. He has never been before and we just don't want his paws to freeze. Insight please?


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    DefaultRe: Snow Shoes

    my girls are out in the snow hiking all winter long. Once in a while I have to clear out a bit of ice build up on a paw but that is it.


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    We live in snow from November until May. I don't have anything special for my labs feet. I will use Musher's Secret on their pads if we are going to be walking in areas with rock salt. Sometimes ice forms between their toes and you have to clear it out. Other than that nothing is really required.

    Your lab will have a blast in the snow.
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    DefaultRe: Snow Shoes

    "Musher's Secret" prevents ice/snow balls from forming between toes. KV Vet has the best prices I've seen: www.kvvet.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
    "Musher's Secret" prevents ice/snow balls from forming between toes. KV Vet has the best prices I've seen: www.kvvet.com
    Thanks for the link Bob! It is cheaper than what I have been paying.
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    This is all great to know ;D

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    Actually the trick about snowshoes is to stop your lab or labs from coming from behind you and stepping on yours!!!!! Can you say face plant? Your lab will just love the snow, they all seem to anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgrunt
    Actually the trick about snowshoes is to stop your lab or labs from coming from behind you and stepping on yours!!!!! Can you say face plant? Your lab will just love the snow, they all seem to anyway.

    I was gonna mention the same thing! I didn't think the OP meant real snow shoes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by labs4life
    Quote Originally Posted by jdgrunt
    Actually the trick about snowshoes is to stop your lab or labs from coming from behind you and stepping on yours!!!!! Can you say face plant? Your lab will just love the snow, they all seem to anyway.

    I was gonna mention the same thing! I didn't think the OP meant real snow shoes!
    LOL, no I was talking about the regular dog shoes with the rubber bottom. I think we will just take Sammy out and keep an eye on him to make sure snow/ice doesnt pack up into his paws.

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    No you won't need booties for him, the Musher's Secret will do the trick. I would bring water for both of you though.
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