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FRENCH BULLDOG NOSE BUTTER® French Bulldogs are little clowns, full of mischief and sass! Unfortunately, many Frenchies are prone to dry, rough, even crusty noses. NOSE BUTTER® will have your Frenchies nose looking and feeling fabulous again in days…naturally, of course.

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The French Bulldog has burst upon the dog world in a sudden blast of popularity! Not so surprising for those of us who have lived with these enchanting gremlins for years. When I got my first Frenchie in the early 1990s they were ranked in the 80s in AKC popularity and now they are in the Top Ten. With that popularity comes increased responsibility for those of us who have had these little dogs for decades to share the Frenchie care secrets. Actually, NOSE BUTTER® was born out of a need to control my own French Bulldogs dry noses!

As you may have already discovered, French Bulldogs often have a tendency toward having a rough, dry or crusty nose. Sometimes it is a bit of dryness or dullness to the nose and NOSE BUTTER® will take care of that fast! Or your Frenchie may have crust that covers the whole nose and looks like bark, barnacles or something off Game of Thrones. If this describes your Frenchie’s nose they may have Nasal Hyperkeratosis or Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis. Learn more by clicking the +.



Is the dryness on your dog’s nose MORE than just some dry skin? Are there layers of rough tissue that look like barnacles or bark? Your dog may have Nasal Hyperkeratosis.

Nasal hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition (¯\(°_o)/¯ medical-speak for they don’t have a clue where it comes from) that causes your dog to create a protein or keratin overgrowth (keratin-more jargon, it just means protein tissue). It is tissue, so it may bleed if you try to pick it off (don’t pick, dogs hate that).

You have not done anything wrong, this is not caused from bad genetics, your dog’s food or water or his love for rooting in the dirt. While it IS a condition, nasal hyperkeratosis can be easily gotten under control and kept under control.

Flat-faced breeds, Bulldog types, toy breeds, the mastiff family and anything with a chunky body type or extreme characteristics seem to have a genetic predisposition toward this condition.

Dry climates, dry heating or a/c and some physical conditions or medications may also aggravate the dryness.

The term condition means this is a chronic issue that can be HEALED but not CURED. The symptoms (the crust) can be gotten under control, and kept under control, but regular maintenance is required. Much as heart worm medicine has to be given or ears cleaned, your dog may require extra nose maintenance attention.

Personally, I feel a slightly depressed or compromised immune system is also one of the causes. Many of the breeds prone to this have extreme characteristics such as flat faces, chunky bodies, are really BIG or really small. It stands to reason that to get such an extreme body type and “look” something is compromised.

NOSE BUTTER® can keep your dog’s nose looking and feeling great with a minimum of expense and trouble. It makes me feel so good that our product has helped tens of thousands of dogs all over the world look and feel better. I’m honored you found us!




You are right! Your French Bulldog may sniff out nothing more than that piece of cheese you dropped or the Cheeto that rolled under the sofa. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a need for a healthy nose. Dogs get so much more of their info from sniffing the air than we do, it is hard for us to imagine. The moistness of the skin tissue on their nose (nose leather) acts like dog smelling flypaper and snags all the info-packed scoop that is floating around. If your dog’s nose is rough or dry, it won’t be able to attract all the info.

Think of it as being told to research a subject and not being able to use our computers or phones, nope, no Googling allowed.  That is how our dogs feel when they are unable to sniff and get info. Frustrated and maybe a bit helpless.

I truly believe that dogs who have dry noses are at an information disadvantage and it can make them less confident and insecure. Not being able to gather information in the manner dogs have for eons is stressful and exhausting for our dogs. Plus, they lick and lick in a futile attempt to moisten their dry noses. And of course, that just dries their nose out even more. Like us licking chapped lips (you licked your lips just now, I know you did).

NOSE BUTTER® hydrates and moisturizes your Frenchie’s nose and enables them to toss that flat face up in the air and SNIFF. And THAT is why a moist nose is a big deal for our Frenchies. Well, and to better find that Cheeto under the sofa.




1 OZ TIN 7.95

2 OZ TIN 12.95

4 OZ TIN 17.95

8 OZ TIN 29.95

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Check out a few of our literally thousands of glowing testimonials from other ecstatic NOSE BUTTER® fans. More Reviews are found in the TABS above and on the FRENCH BULLDOG NOSE BUTTER REVIEWS page. Click the image to view full-size. Disclaimer: Some of the images of happy French Bulldogs used are stock photos, I added a note to the bottom of most of the Reviews where stock photos were used, but I may have missed a couple. To me, they are obvious, but if in doubt, contact me and I will let you know which are stock and correct the image.

Note: I just switched to the LEAVE YOUR REVIEW system you see in the TABS above, please feel free to leave a review, even if your purchase has been a while. Or come back and leave one after you’ve given NOSE BUTTER® a try.

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Enjoy this section in the spirit in which it was intended, sharing my love of this breed. If it veers into humble brag territory, what can I say…guilty!

first-french-bulldog-romFrenchie book by Kathy Dannel VitcakFor decades I bred and showed French Bulldogs under the JACKPOT! kennel name, as I felt I had Hit the Jackpot! when I got my first French Bulldog, CH. Tea-D’s Joker’s Wild Jackpot!

Yes, I was the crazy woman shaking the toy shrieking about something that was incredibly at that moment at the dog show aka Parker Posey in BEST IN SHOW. I laugh and cringe both at some of those memories!

So many wonderful things have happened in my life as a result of my love affair with Frenchies, for which I am always grateful. There were many Number One, Top Ranked Frenchies that came from my breeding program and some Best in Specialty and Best in Show ones. But I am still the proudest of the fact that my beloved and still missed CH. Jackpot! Money Money Money was awarded the very FIRST ROM (Registry of Merit) from the French Bulldog Club of America.

Money was also the sire and I was the breeder of the very first French Bulldog, CH. Jackpot! For the Love of Money to receive an OFA Hip Certification of EXCELLENT. Thank you for allowing me to reminisce, ok and brag a little bit. Money is the brindle boy to the left and his son Lover Boy is with him.

In 2001, I was honored to be asked to write a book for Howell Books (now Wiley) on French Bulldogs. It is still available in Kindle format and in hardback every now and then. Here is a link to AMAZON if you wish to check it out. Thanks for indulging my dance down memory lane.


Did you know French Bulldogs were originally bred to be a woman’s companion? In the late 1800s, English Bulldogs were often bred in a Toy variety, many were not much over ten pounds! They had a variety of ear-sets – rose (like Bulldogs), bat (like Modern Frenchies) and pricked ears (pointier like a Chihuahua).

With the Industrial Revolution, many lace workers immigrated to France, taking the little bulldogs with them. There they crossed the dogs with Pugs, terriers and other small breeds, creating the early French Bulldog. Frenchies became the darling of society and were often seen on the arms of prostitutes as they walked the boulevards of France. As is often the case, fashion traveled upwards and the wealthy soon clamored to have this charming little dog. Many were exported to the United States, where the bat ear was “set” by American enthusiasts.

In 1897, the first French Bulldog Club of America specialty show was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Frenchies were all the rage!

As many know, a champion French Bulldog, CH. Gamin de Pycombe, owned by Robert W. Daniel, who had bought him in England for the very high price of £150/$700ish was lost on the Titanic and his bereaved owner sued and won for his loss. A Frenchie, Ortino, was the beloved pet of one of the daughters of the Russian Royal family. His remains were found where the entire family was executed.

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    FROM KATHY (verified owner)

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been using Nose Butter on my Frenchie’s nose for the past several months and it has made a HUGE difference!! There was a noticeable improvement after just a week of 2-3x daily applications. Now I apply it several times a week and her nose is still in great shape. Thank you for creating such a great product! Wendy S.H. _ March 19, 2013

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REMEMBER, THE BREED LABELS ARE JUST FOR FUN! NOSE BUTTER is the same formulation for all the breeds.


Choose any breed you like OR the JUST A NOSE or our MIXED BREED label. Let me know what breed you have and if I get enough requests I will add that label!

You know what breed label you want…what next?


Some dogs respond better to your fingers as the applicator, some dogs prefer a quick dab with the tube and others don’t care at all. If in doubt get a Combo that has tins and tubes and try both methods of application. We offer a lot of sizes because DOGS come in all sizes. The Blissful Dog accommodates your dog’s size from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs.


  • Product is applied using your fingers
  • Better value per ounce
  • Tin can be re-used
  • TIP! Do NOT select slider top tin if you are in a hot area (product may melt in shipping over 90 degrees F)
  • Slider top tin is easy to open for those with arthritis or grip issues


  • Product is dabbed onto your dog’s nose like we apply lip balm
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Nothing gets on your hands
  • Product is easy to open for those with arthritis or grip issues
  • Tube is like a chapstick, glue stick or deodorant tube NOT like a toothpaste tube
  • The .15 ounce tube is the size of a chapstick or lip balm – the .50 ounce tube is a better value than the Three Pack of the .15 oz tubes
  • * I had never heard tubes referred to as “sticks” until recently, maybe it is a regional thing – like all Pop is a Coke in the South…hmmm


  • As expected, the larger sizes are more economical
  • Older dogs will need more frequent application
  • Individual dog may need more frequent applications
  • See image below for dimensions of containers
  • Remember, a dry nose is a condition that will require NOSE BUTTER® for maintenance




  • Tin – Dab a bit, appropriate for their size nose, across the top of the nose
  • Tube – Point away from eyes and swipe across nose
  • Rub it in, if you wish, but you don’t have to
  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days until nose improves
  • 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 be absorbed 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 to see if it is loosened
  • If crust crumbles off, go 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 NUTTER is same formulation for all the breeds…labels are for fun for US
  • 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, if you so choose
  • 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 winter – 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 be much more accepting.



Our products have been used for over 13 years by tens of thousands of dogs all over the world with resoundingly positive results. One of the common threads I read in the many, many testimonials we receive is this…”That stuff just works!”

Whether it is NOSE BUTTER®, PAW BUTTER, ELBOW BUTTER, BOO BOO BUTTER, NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME or RELAX, we consistently hear from our valued customers that they were thrilled to have a product do what it said it would do.

Plus, I have over 30 years of passionate work in the world of dogs. From breeding and showing top winning French Bulldogs to working in management for industry giants Petsmart and PETCO, to graphic design work, where I designed layouts, advertisements and wrote for many dog magazines and books for over 20 years, I have been immersed (husband says obsessed) with the dog fancy for most of my adult life. (I use the term adult loosely, I hear my friends snickering.)

What the heck does all that have to do with NOSE BUTTER®? you may be thinking. See, I’m psychic, too. It means that I have read, researched, studied and lived with all things dog for decades. That is the secret ingredient I am honored to share with you and your dog.


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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) When I first created NOSE BUTTER® over 12 years ago shea butter was a little known ingredient, now it is everywhere and with good reason! Shea butter is the main ingredient used in your organic dog’s balms. All of our butters build from a shea butter base. Shea butter has 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. Shea butter has quickly become a go-to butter for the most opulent of balms and luxurious body pampering.

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.

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.

AVOCADO OIL contains a high amount of proteins and unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, it is also high in a substance called sterolin, which studies have shown to facilitate the softening of the skin and to reduce the incidence of age spots; and is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing damaged skin and it contains lecithin and potassium. From Pet Poison Hotline: Avocado contains a toxin called persin, but despite the rumors, avocado is not poisonous to dogs.

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.

CHAMOMILE OIL 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 has 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 ourPAW BUTTER and ELBOW BUTTER.

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 and NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME. 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.