|01-07-2014 12:38 PM|
|Ohana||Sorry. Slightly webbed paws? Well, at least Piper does. Enough for me to have to pick snow and ice out of them.|
|01-07-2014 11:06 AM|
Woooo!!! -41 celcius with the wind chill today! BRRRRR!!!!
My dog wouldn't even go poop this morning! lol
Stay warm everyone!!
Oh and no, GSD's don't have webbed feet
|01-04-2014 07:49 PM|
|selzer||they don't have webbed paws. Not like newfoundlands. Mostly it is the water dogs that have webbed feet.|
|01-04-2014 07:38 PM|
Since GSDs have webbed paws they tend to get snow and/or ice jammed into their feet and toes. This can cause discomfort, and could be why yours is limping. Also, ice melting salt can cause paw cracking and damage. We are in North Dakota and even in the 0 weather I have to drag her in she loves it outside. I just don't want her to get too cold.
Activities we do when it is too cold:
Play inside. We throw a ball and hide while she's gone then she comes and finds us. Tuckers out her mind and body
Head to 'Grandma and Grandpas'. Any new change of scenery excites her and wears her out.
Go shopping. When we can't wAlk outside we head to the pet stores and make our rounds. PetSmart is full of people just 'walking their dogs' indoors on cold days. We are all on a first name basis now, as it has pretty much been 5 to -40 degrees for the last month.
Stores that allow dogs that we've found: PetSmart, PetCo, Runnings, Tractor Supply Co (TSC), Lowes, and a couple little mom&pop stores
Hope this helps!
|01-04-2014 03:20 AM|
|volcano||My girl doesnt mind cold, but well see when It 10 below this week.|
|01-04-2014 01:55 AM|
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|01-04-2014 12:57 AM|
My tough girl lab, who will break through ice to retrieve, was limping after a few minutes on pavement this morning. She actually jumped off the driveway into the bank of shoveled snow and that appeared to fix her right up. I should probably get her booties since it's impossible to avoid paved surfaces on walks and they seemed to be the problem. Then again, this is the first time in 6 years of living here that we've had temps this low.
Huxley didn't seem to notice. He's a snow and cold lover to the extreme. When I cut our game of fetch short (only 10 minutes, I wimped out because my fingers were getting painful) he pouted his way back into the house.
|01-04-2014 12:14 AM|
|01-04-2014 12:10 AM|
Sunflowers! An electric blanket??? They have those down there? LOL! I am rolling!
Ah, am I the only one who says if it is below -10F we aren't going anywhere except for necessities? I do not walk my dog below 0. Wait, I don't walk them below 10F. Sorry. My dogs are fine out there, it's me.
I was pretty proud of my self out there in my sweat shirt cleaning kennels and hauling water this morning at 7 degrees. Of course I layer. I have a thick sweat shirt and sweat pants that I put over my thin stuff to clean kennels. Then if it gets below 20, I add a hat. If it gets below 10, I use gloves. I hate when the gloves stick to the kennel gates.
|01-03-2014 11:56 PM|
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