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BOO BOO BUTTER™ - Organic Dog Balm for your dog’s discomforts. Take advantage of the healing qualities of herbs and botanicals for your dog. Have Boo Boo Butter on hand (paw?) for scars, abrasions (brush or clipper burn, sunburn), scrapes, bug bites, and such. Nicks and cuts on wagging, banging tails and crusty ear edges are helped by Boo Boo Butter. BOO BOO BUTTER™ is a rich salve/balm/ointment, great for any issue that needs extra support.


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Handcrafted by Kathy (me) in northern Minnesota from organic or wild harvested material. I add lots of Organic Good Stuff – Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Neem Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Calendula Oil, Comfrey Oil and St. John’s Wort Oil. No artificial ingredients, no synthetics, no petroleum by-products – ewwww. Go here for more info on all of the amazing ingredients found in Boo Boo Butter organic dog balm.


apply boo boo butterGentle is the key. Sit with your dog and maintain a quiet, calm demeanor. We live in busy times and the tendency is to slap the dog balm on and go on with our day. This is a time to slow down and think only of your dog.  Your focus on them will help relieve your dog’s stress of not only being in discomfort, but having the area “messed with.” So, be calm and yes, carry on.

Carefully clean the allow area and let it dry. Use a gentle, mild soap or just cool water. Apply BOO BOO BUTTER™ liberally to the affected area and allow the organic goodies to work their magic. Give a cookie, feed their dinner, give them a treat or play with your dog a bit after application. Apply 2-3x a day or as needed (that always sounds vague, but you know your dog).

Balm? Salve? Butter? Ointment? What the Heck? Salves, balms, ointments, unguents, by any name are all semi-solid mixes of fatty ingredients such as butters, oils and waxes. They usually have no water in them at all, but may have a small amount of an essence or tincture for vibrational effect. Creams and lotions have both fat and water.

Generally, ointments and salves are considered much the same thing; a healing external preparation made with medicinal substances in a base of oils and waxes. Balms are considered by some to be all of the above, but with more essential oils or aromatherapy oils added. There will be a bit more of a scent when you open the container.

For our purposes, I use the three terms interchangeably to allow you to find this product using various searches. The name Boo Boo Butter is a given, but for strict terminology all are balms. I have also found it to be somewhat regional. People in some parts of the country refer to anything like this a salve and others only use the term ointment. Growing up in Mississippi, we used both terms, salve or ointment, for this type of product. I find it interesting that we live on Balm Lake!

The Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health defines an ointment as “a semisolid preparation for external application to the skin or mucous membranes. Official ointments consist of medicinal substances incorporated in suitable vehicles (bases). Called also salve and unguent.

Disclaimer: Of course, do not use on an open gaping wound or oozing, heinous sore. Do not use on any wound that needs to dry out and breathe. If in doubt – Go to the vet! BOO BOO BUTTER™ is for everyday scrapes and such. Here is more info on organic treatments for dogs.


  • Tin – Dab a bit appropriate for their size nose across the top of the nose
  • Tube – Point away from eyes and swipe across nose
  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days until nose is smooth
  • Then as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)


To keep your dog from licking NOSE BUTTER off try the following

  • Give a cookie or treat before and after application (added benefit – they soon associate NOSE BUTTER with yummy treats)
  • Feed dinner (extra yummy)
  • Play a game
  • Go for a walk


  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days
  • Test crusty area with tissue
  • If crust crumbles off drop back to maintenance application
  • If crust does not easily crumble off continue application 2-3x a day for 2-3 more days
  • Repeat test
  • Then use as needed for maintenance (may be daily for senior or compromised dogs)


  • NOSE BUTTER in the tin and the tube is same product, just different containers
  • NOSE BUTTER will do no harm if your dog licks some and swallows it (or eats the whole tin)
  • The new nose leather underneath may be lighter in color when crust comes off


Many dogs loathe being controlled, held tightly or messed with in any way. Flat-faced dogs often stress a bit more because their breathing is already compromised, so they instinctively try to prevent having their noses covered.  Be FAST in applying NOSE BUTTER and they will not struggle as much.

Suggestions: Gently tap NOSE BUTTER onto their nose while they are sleeping. If your dog wakes up, act casual, like you did not do anything.

Give a treat that is gooey with a stronger smell (goat cheese, bit of peanut butter, tuna) with one hand  and quickly dab NOSE BUTTER on with the other hand.

Don’t feel bad – It takes Steve and me BOTH to apply Nose Butter to 12 pound Gio. Embarrassing.

More NOSE BUTTER Info Here

Official Disclaimer: I only want the very best for you and your dog. I am not a veterinarian or a vet tech, but I have years of creating organic products to help your dog live a more comfortable life. Any info you find here is shared as information about The Blissful Dog products. If your dog has any other symptoms that suggest a vet check-up, or your guts says you should, please take your dog to the vet.  Just like in people, sometimes an odd symptom may mask another condition.


Have you looked for an ORGANIC alternative to chemical laden sunscreens and sunblocks for your dog? Do you want sun support without ZINC OXIDE in it? Look no more! The Blissful Dog NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME is here for your dog’s summer nose support. Available with a variety of our most popular breed labels and Just A Summer Nose label.


As you may know, finding an organic alternative for your dog’s summertime nose care can be daunting! Products are either packed full of unpronounceable chemicals or may have zinc oxide (really bad for dogs).

There has been a lot of info in the news that the sunscreens we thought were helping us prevent scary skin issues may not be so wonderful after all. It is up to us to read, learn and make good decisions not just for our own sun care, but for our pets also.


For years people have asked us about a sunscreen formulation, something that was organic that would help shield our dog’s noses from the sun. As I began researching and developing the formulation I realized there were no cut and dried easy answers. Drat…I love easy answers! Zinc oxide is the “go-to” ingredient for organic human sun products, but is a BIG no-no for dogs. Zinc toxicity is a real condition and is much easier for a dog to develop than I initially thought. So that ingredient was out!

Luckily, we have other blissful options in our organic garden such as red raspberry oil, carrot seed oil and more. NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME INFO

NOSE BUTTER® SUMMERTIME INGREDIENTS Organic Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil,  Organic Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Organic Neem Oil, Organic Carrot Seed Oil a Dash of Essential Oils (Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh) and a Lot of Love.


Bulldog summerApply as you would NOSE BUTTER® – Complete directions in USING NOSE BUTTER TAB. Apply and allow it to be absorbed (10-15 minutes) before your dog goes outside. If your dog will be in direct sunlight, re-apply every 3-4 hours. Once again, NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME is not labeled as sunscreen or sunblock protection.

NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME is another tool for you to use for your dog’s nose health. With top of the line organic ingredients that are known for natural sun support, NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME offers the happy medium of organic, NO ZINC, summer nose care for your blissful dog.

Great dog nosesDry Dog Nose Info

“My dog’s nose is dry”. “My dog must be sick, her nose is warm.”

We have all heard that a warm or dry dog nose means a dog is sick and that all healthy dogs have moist, wet noses.

Actually, a dog’s noses can be a bit warm and be perfectly fine. Just as we have moments when we may feel a little hotter or flush and then fine in a few minutes, so can our dogs. So, a warm nose, with no other symptoms of illness is no cause for concern. Of course, lethargy, fever or other symptoms may necessitate a trip to the vet.

A dry, cracked crusty nose CAN be cause for attention. Of course, (blatant plug), we want you to start with using Nose Butter® and take care of it…but let’s look at the WHY of the crusties.

Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic (unknown cause) condition that is marked by the excessive formulation of nose or footpad crusts that vets call keratin. It is common in older dogs and certain breeds seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Thick, crusty, hard, dry crud accumulates on the top of the nose, paw pads, or both. The accumulated dry keratin is usually most visible on the top of the nose and at the edges of the paw pads. This is not life-threatening and is considered cosmetic, but we want to eradicate this condition! Nose Butter and Paw Butter are the key line of defense…not getting all infomercial on you. But that is why I created this line of products…it all started with Frenchie crusties that did not want to go away!

The paw pad variety of this is called Footpad Hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis is thought to run in bloodlines and results in severe digital hyperkeratosis (overgrowth of crusts and crud). Once again, not life threatening, but needs to be addressed for their comfort and your peace of mind.

Sensitivities to plastic bowls can cause some nose issues. Switch to stainless shell or a well-made ceramic pronto. All those bad chemicals that we now know were in water bottles have often been used in pet food bowls!

There is another, serious condition, called Pemphigus foliates, which DOES need veterinarian intervention. It is characterized by blisters on the dry nose of a dog. They can burst and form crust that can covers the nostrils and makes breathing difficult. This is an autoimmune skin disease that is so very common amongst our modern dogs and cats. I repeat, your dog’s dry nose in this case would certainly need a vet’s attention.

Some dogs may be sensitive to the sun and need a bit of sunscreen. Shea Butter offers some natural SPF protection, the exact numbers are not available, as sources say anywhere from 9 to 30. I will have a sunscreen option soon (by spring 2014 for sure).

This is intended to give you a bit of info on the various conditions that can cause your best friend to have a dry, crusty dog nose. If you need more info, visit the Merck Vet manual site, email us or Google it!

More NOSE BUTTER Info Here

Official The Blissful Dog Disclaimer: This article is not intended as a substitute for veterinarian care. Please consult your veterinarian if your dog needs medical care.

The Blissful Dog Reviews

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Labradoodle Nose is Almost Completely Healed!
We have been using salicylic acid on Magnum the Labradoodle’s nose. Then the split in his nostril was so bad that the Vet dermatologist recommended “Liquid bandage” for humans be applied. Needless to say Magnum hated this. After one application he ran into his crate when he saw me coming with the bottle. I was desperate and then I heard about Nose Butter! Magnum’s nose is almost completely healed. And his nose is now “inviting” for a snuggle! I can’t thank you enough. – Carol

Testimonial for French Bulldog Nose Butter
 Thank you for making NOSE BUTTER!!! My pups nose was all chapped and icky, after two day of using NOSE BUTTER it is a thousand times better. The tube makes application so much easier. She also has super dry ears and I rubbed some on the inside of her ear, and they are no longer dry and itchy. – Thank you, L.

He Knows NOSE BUTTER Helps
Cocker Spaniel Nose is better now! Kathy, I just can’t believe the difference in my doggie’s nose! He doesn’t even fuss…its like he knows it makes him better! Thank you so much for your fab product and for so improving my old angel’s feelings and appearance. –Jacqui x

Boston Terrier Nose Butter Testimonial
I just wanted to say thanks for getting my dog’s nose looking good again. My 12-year old Boston Terrier’s nose was literally coming of in little chucks. Now it’s solid again and looks great!” –April M.D.

Review Chihuahua NOSE BUTTER Saved Her Nose
Your cream has done wonders for my baby girl and I cannot thank you enough! She suffers from severe cracked, dry bleeding nose issues and this butter has literally saved her poor little nose from the pain and suffering it once was so accustomed to. Thank you a million times over!! –Jesica N.

Nothing Had Helped My Frenchie’s Nose!
I have tried so many products for my Frenchie’s crusty nose and nothing has helped . My vet told me about NOSE BUTTER. I ordered it and it came in 2 days! After 3 days of treatment omg …. I can not believe the difference! No more crusty nose! Thank you!!!!! –C.O.N.

I can’t believe how quickly the Nose Butter worked…just like it said it would. It came yesterday. I used it on our English Bulldog last night and tonight and its like he has a new nose. It has always been crusty and now it looks great!!” –Kim C.

Boxer NOSE BUTTER Thumbs Up on Instagram
Idk if your babies have the same issues as mine, but Nika’s nose was so dry and crusty and gross. We found this stuff called Nose Butter by The Blissful Dog. It’s all organic so they can lick it. We have used it 3xs a day for maybe 4 days and her nose looks so much better. Just wanted to share in case any if ur babies make have this problem. –From Tara on Instagram

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Let’s see how good you are at identifying the following breeds just from their noses!


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I honor and feel your pain on how expensive international shippings is. Using the exact weight allows me to offer you the best rates possible. Tracking is not available after your package leaves the US. Tracking will stop in Chicago, IL, which the exit point for mail in my area leaving the USA. That does not mean it is stuck there, just that the tracking ends there.

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