Pupsicle! Adorable Pomeranian thawed with hairdryer after playing in snow for too long

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Susanna Domosi, from New York, was forced to carry her two-year-old dog, called Grizzly Bear, inside after the snow got frozen to his legs after playing outside in the snow for too long in January. Ms Domosi had to blast her pooch with a hairdryer for 15 minutes.

She said: “He is obsessed with playing in the snow, that is when we see him get most excited.

“He was hopping around ploughing through the snow as if he was a bunny.

“When I picked him up, I was shocked and screamed for my boyfriend to come see Grizzly immediately.

“We were laughing so hard!”

Ms Domosi only left her dog for a few minutes after taking some videos of Grizzly Bear in the snow when the powder collected in balls on his legs and body.

The founder of the dog treat company, Furever Love Club, continued: “After about ten minutes I looked at Grizzly and he had a terrified look on his face, I could tell he was shivering.

“I grabbed him, rushed inside, and when I was flipping Grizzly over to hold him securely like a baby so I can take my shoes off, I saw the snowballs.

“It was a total surprise!”

Ms Domosi posted a video of her dog helplessly laying on is back and posted it to TikTok before she defrosted him with a hairdryer.

Last month, experts debunked the theory that an “outside dog” is tough enough to withstand winter weather.

Lori Bierbrier, senior medical director for ASPCA Community Medicine in New York City, said: “There isn’t one temperature that’s a hard and fast rule for all pets, but the best general rule is if it is too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet.

“It’s best to only keep your dog outside long enough to use the restroom during severe winter weather.”

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In icy and snowy conditions, it may be difficult for a dog to maintain its body temperature and puts it at risk of hypothermia.

Ms Bierbrier continued: “Hypothermia can range from mild to severe, resulting in impaired consciousness and even death.”

The American Humane group urged pet owners to remove ice balls off their pets as soon as possible.

Ms Bierbrier added: “Some dogs will benefit from a sweater or coat and/or booties when going outside in the winter.

“These can help retain body heat and prevent skin from getting dry or inflamed.

“Whether a dog needs a coat depends on many factors, including age, size, breed, and fur, so discuss your specific pet’s needs with a veterinarian.”

Antifreeze used in the street can also be toxic and fatal for pets.

Last month, tails.com head vet Sean McCormack warned: “Many car owners will use antifreeze to clear the ice from their vehicles.

“As the ice melts from your car, the antifreeze will mix with the water, which can be harmful if your dog likes to drink from puddles.

“The dangerous chemical in antifreeze is ethylene glycol, which has a sweet taste that dogs enjoy.

“Antifreeze can cause damage to your dog’s kidneys, even after a small amount has been ingested.

“So it’s important that if you see any liquids leaking from your car, keep your dog away and clean them up straight away.

“Frostbite and hypothermia are risks dogs face when the temperature drops.

“When it’s cold outside, avoid taking your long walks, break these down into short walks more frequently, as exposing your dog to cold temperatures for a long period can be dangerous.”

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