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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. BOO BOO BUTTER™ is a rich salve/balm/ointment, great for any issue that needs extra support.


  • All Organic Good Stuff (no worries if your dog licks or eats some)
  • Individually Handcrafted in the USA (by Kathy & Crew)
  • Available in a Variety of Sizes of Tins and Tubes
  • Several Dog Breed Labels and Boo Boo Paw To Choose From
  • Easy to Apply from Tin or Tube (Tin – Dip Out & Dab Using Finger & Tube – Dab On Like Lip Balm)
  • Packaged in Organza Gift Bag

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BOO BOO BUTTER® is individually handcrafted (by my team and me – Kathy,) right here in far northern Minnesota using all organic good stuff – organic shea butter, organic olive oil, organic castor oil, organic castor oil, organic avocado oil, organic almond oil, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic cocoa seed butter, organic organ oil, organic neem oil, organic calendula oil infusion, organic st. john’s wort oil infusion, organic comfrey oil infusion, pumpkin seed oil, just a dash of essential oils (Frankincense, Cedarwood, Cypress, and Myrrh) and a LOT of LOVE. Every item is tucked into a fabric gift bag with complete directions included.



No artificial ingredients, no synthetics, no petroleum by-products, nothing you cannot pronounce, just good stuff to support your dog’s healing process. Go here for more info on all of the amazing ingredients found in BOO BOO BUTTER organic dog balm.

how to apply dog balmUSING BOO BOO BUTTER

Gentle 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 be mindful of their discomfort.  Your focus on them will help relieve your dog’s stress of not only being uncomfortable, but having the painful area “messed with.”

So, be calm and yes, carry on.

Carefully clean the affected area using a gentle, mild soap, an organic wipe or just cool water. Let it dry completely before application.

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 each issues is different, of course).

Some problems may be lifelong conditions, try not and be discouraged if it seems it gets better then flares back up. Personally, I am not the best at long-term care on myself or anyone else. So, I feel your pain on having to do something everyday for long periods of time. Think of it like this – brushing, flossing and waterpik-ing is just something you do everyday and so may be applying a product for an issue with your dog. Did that help? Hey, don’t throw stuff!

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.



  • Ancient Indian medicinal oil
  • Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
  • High level of antioxidants & carotenoids
  • Vitamin E & fatty acids


  • From Moroccan Argan tree
  • Deeply hydrates damaged tissue
  • Vitamin E & fatty acids


  • Over 60% unsaturated fatty acids
  • High in Omega 3 and Omega 6


  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, & anti-bacterial
  • Useful for healing bruises, sores
  • Gentle, cooling & soothing


  • General healing agent
  • Contains binding tannins for quick healing
  • Contains allentoin – connective tissue stimulant


  • General healing agent
  • Contains binding tannins for quick healing
  • Contains allentoin – connective tissue stimulant


  • Soothe skin rashes (including eczema), minor burns and sunburn
  • Speed healing of skin ulcers, wounds, or burns
  • Go-to for relief from calluses and skin irritations

It is great for anything that needs an extra oomph of support.

Disclaimer: Of course, do not use on an open gaping wound or oozing, heinous sore. Do not use on any hot spots in the moist stage or a 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 use as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)


NOSE BUTTER will not harm your dog if they lick any off (or eat the whole tin-it has happened!), but we want it to soak in and get its job done. 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)
  • Dip a bit of NOSE BUTTER and warm it in the palm of your hand prior to application
  • Some prefer to scoop NOSE BUTTER out of the tin with a spoon or knife – it’s all good!
  • In summer – pop NOSE BUTTER into the fridge (envelope and all) for 10-15 minutes when it arrives to firm it up again
  • In winer – allow NOSE BUTTER to soften to room temperature (it is coming from far northern Minnesota after all)


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.


  • 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.

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Everything that goes into The Blissful Dog products is sourced from human organic cosmetics and all natural supply sources. The exact same ingredients as you see in luxurious spa products are used in the products we make for your, and our, dogs. Questions? Email me!

SHEA BUTTER (Shay) Shea butter is the main ingredient used in your organic dog’s balms. All of our butters build from shea butter.  Cold pressed oil from the nuts of the Shea tree, it is used for its ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea butter has also been known to help protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration. Our shea butter is refined and deodorized without the use of harsh chemicals.Our shea butter is hand harvested, certified organic, and expeller pressed. Shea butter has quickly become a go-to butter for the most opulent of balms and luxurious body pampering. Your dog deserves the best and shea butter is it. The shea tree grows almost exclusively in Western Africa, where it is used as a food, cooking oil, beauty product and source of income. It takes approximately 15 years of growth before the tree begins to bear fruit. For more info here is our shea butter FAQs page.

SHEA OIL  is extremely high in Vitamins A, E and F. It provides skin with all the essential elements it needs for good balance, elasticity and tone. Shea Oil is the base for The Blissful Dog Shine On! Nose Polish™. Using shea oil enables your dog to have the same healthy ingredients as shea butter, but in an easy to apply oil form. It is not just melted down shea butter, is is processed differently to stay at a liquid form.

COCOA SEED BUTTER is an aromatic solid butter pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree. It softens at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy, thick consistency to our butters. There is no heavy chocolate smell or caffeine left in the butter we use, just a nutty goodness. Note: There is none of the active ingredient in dark chocolate in the Cacao Seed Butter. So, no harm to your precious dog!

ALMOND OIL is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It made from raw almond kernels and exceptionally rich in fatty acids. Note: Adding a bit of Almond Oil to a topically applied product is different from feeding your dog almonds. The oil is processed in a different manner than nuts for consumption. The almond oil in our products is safe for use on dogs.

COCONUT OIL is a renowned general moisturizing oil and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. It is great for inflamed and irritated skin, and those with skin sensitivities. For years I had hesitated to use Coconut Oil, maybe it was all those summers slathered in Hawaiian Tropics suntan oil that I am paying the price for now. But after testing it, I knew that it had to be added to the mix.

CASTOR OIL comes from certified organic Castor beans. It is a hard, shiny oil that acts as a “barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes.” I resisted this one for a while, maybe thinking about having to ingest Castor Oil as a child did it, but it is such an amazing oil, I added it and am thrilled with the results. Note: There are none of the properties of the ricin that has been in the news (and Breaking Bad). The process that makes it oil eliminates that possibility.

COMFREY OIL infusion is made from certified organic Comfrey leaves and root (Symphytum officinale) infused (steeped) in a base of organic olive oil. Traditionally used for general wound healing, treatment of bruises and for skin cell growth. Comfrey grows throughout Europe, North America and western Asia. Its leaves are dark green and covered with short hairs.

CHAMOMILE INFUSION Chamomile is relaxing, cleansing, moisturizing, soothing, calming, cooling, anti-inflammatory, and is well known for reducing calluses.

BEESWAX is a wonderful substance secreted by worker honeybees. Beeswax has a higher melting temperature, so it helps the various butters keep their shape and ship better. Paw Butter™ and Elbow Butter™ organic dog butters have more beeswax since it acts as such an amazing protective barrier.

CALENDULA OIL is great for dry and damaged skin, skin inflammations, etc. It is an all around powerful addition to anything to do with skin or noses, paws or elbows. The Calendula plant has been used medicinally, in food, as a fabric dye, and cosmetics. This oil has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as combating rough or scaly skin.

ST. JOHN’S WORT OIL that we use is made from freshly gathered St. Johns Wort flowers and infused in organic Olive oil, with Vitamin E oil added. Used externally is is a valuable anti-inflammatory which can help speed the healing of wounds, bruises, bee stings, and mild burns. Just a good herbal oil to use! You will see this ingredient in many organic dog products, such as our Paw and Elbow Butters.

ARGAN OIL is a glorious oil and exploding in popularity now. The active substances, triterpenoids, in Argan Oil offer many  protection benefits. These include tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory, sun-protective and disinfectant properties. The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids. Back in the day argan oil was extracted from the nut after a goat ate the fruit. Yep, exactly what you are thinking! Thank goodness we don’t have to rely on goat poo for organ oil anymore.

PUMPKIN SEED OIL is a dark green oil that is very rich in beneficial fatty acids, antioxidants (Vitamin E, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin), and compounds such as phytosterols and delta-7-sterine that have many health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are macerated for their oil and plant constituents. This oil contains over 60% unsaturated fatty acids and is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6.

NEEM OIL has many benefits – both therapeutic and medicinal use. Neem Oil is anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. Used widely in creams, dental products, hair care products, and in gardens for natural pest control. Known for its ability to treat problematic skin conditions, we use Neem Oil in our Boo Boo Butter. This oil is really think and rich, contains a heavy odor. Trust me, undiluted it has a very strong smell!

JOJOBA OIL Jojoba is actually not an oil, but it is a liquid wax ester. Cold pressed from the Jojoba plant, it has fabulous moisturizing properties and is used extensively in the cosmetic industry.

GRAPE SEED OIL is a light oil that is rich in vitamins and minerals which makes it a nourishing addition to any product, especially massage oils, intended for dry, damaged or irritated skin. Note: As in some of the other ingredients, the usage of grapes oil is not considered harmful to dogs in any manner. It is processed and carries a different chemical base than what your dog would get from eating grapes.

french bulldog fawnDRY 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. A warm nose, with no other symptoms of illness may be 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. NOSE BUTTER attention, that is! 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 or Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic (unknown cause) condition that is marked by the excessive formulation of nose or footpad crusts that vets call keratin or protein. 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 on the edges of the paw pads.  It is common in older dogs and certain breeds seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition.

After thirty plus years of being active in the sport of showing dogs and working in the pet industry, I have seen a lot of conditions that crop up in certain breeds over and over again. Just like with people, it seems there are more and more immune system issues than ever before. I won’t go all vaccines are bad on you here, but I do believe the predisposition to this dry nose condition is caused by a slightly depressed or compromised immune system. For example, French Bulldogs are a dwarfed, brachycephalic breed. This means they have already started out with genetic strikes against them. An x-ray of a Frenchie will not look like an x-ray of a Great Pyrenees because we have created a shortened version of a dog in the Frenchie. The same genetic manipulation that has gone into creating those adorable bat ears and smushed faces has also depressed the immune system. One of the ways that dogs may possibly present with symptoms of a slightly weakened immune system is the protein overgrowth of nasal hyperkeratosis. No one did anything wrong, it is not “in bloodlines”, it just happens because the dog’s immune system is a bit weaker than a normal dog. Whew, I pontificated, didn’t I?

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!

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 sun protection. The Blissful Dog SUMMERTIME formula offers the best in organic protection for your dog. As we cannot use zinc oxide, the “Go-To” ingredient for organic sunscreen production, due to zinc toxicity in dogs, we searched high and low until we discovered appropriate ingredients. Learn more here.

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.


BeforeAfter_orangeblueDelighted customers are the best compliment a business can have. We are blessed to have hundreds of rave reviews, many of which have powerful Before & After images. Visit our REVIEWS page for even more.

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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The Priority Mail option includes a FREE freezer pack during summer months (US only). Highly recommended if you live on the surface of the sun aka Arizona, Texas, California or other sweltering locations. As an FYI, I don’t include a freezer pack if it is 60 degrees here and 60 degrees where it is going – keeping that carbon footprint as small as possible! 😎

Answers to common shipping questions are here.


Your shipping charges are based upon the actual weight of the item you have selected and the exact USPS charges. There are no added handling or service charges. For some reason handling charges bother me…

Your order will usually arrive from here in the far north to your mailbox within the US in 3-7 days. Of course, there are exceptions, but that is a good rule of thumb – er – paw.


Spend over $50 and your order is automatically upgraded to PRIORITY MAIL. No coupon needed. USPS United States Shipping ONLY.


Yep, spend over $75 and receive FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING. The shopping cart is supposed to do the math automatically, but just in case you can use coupon code over $75. USPS United States Shipping ONLY.


Shipping charges the exact USPS charges of the weight for your purchase. There are no added handling or service charges.

International time frames vary from country to country. Sadly, some orders have taken 3-4 weeks to arrive to some countries. I wish I had that teleportation thing worked out and I could just zap your items to you, but until then the USPS will have to do.

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.


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.