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DRY DOG NOSE RELIEF WITH NOSE BUTTER®

Dry or crusty, cracked noses plague so many dogs – both purebred and mixed breeds. Dogs count on their sense of smell to give them much of the info they need and a moist, healthy nose is vital to that info gathering. NOSE BUTTER® moisturizes your dog’s nose, reviving and softening the tissues with layers of organic and natural butters and oils. NOSE BUTTER® is the original dry dog nose treatment.

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HELP! MY DOG HAS THE WORST DRY DOG NOSE!

Frustrating, isn’t it? You’re a GOOD dog parent; you feed a top of the line diet, make sure they get plenty of exercise and take them to the vet as needed, and of course, they are petted, loved and adored.  So why does YOUR dog have that crusty crud on the top of his nose? You may have tried all sorts of nose creams and balms for his dry dog nose and nothing has really helped. We’re so glad you found us!

Rest assured, it’s almost certainly nothing you have done wrong or didn’t do right. It’s probably not food, dirt from destroying your freshly planted garden or bad genetics. If your dog’s nose is a bit dry or has a small ridge of crust where the nose meets his face, it may just be a dry nose. Of course, NOSE BUTTER® will moisturize that wee bit of dryness in just a few applications.

If the crust covers your dog’s whole nose and looks like the nose below or like something off Game of Thrones, your dog may have a condition known as Nasal Hyperkeratosis (more info in TABS above). Don’t despair, we have all the help your dog’s nose need!

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FRESH, NATURAL HANDCRAFTED NOSE BUTTER®

NOSE BUTTER INGREDIENTS

SCENTED OR UNSCENTED?

Lightly scented NOSE BUTTER® has a tiny bit of the following essential oils (Cedarwood for grounding and stress reduction, Cypress for balance and clarity and Ylang Ylang for uplifting energy and light), added for the energetic healing purposes more so than the scent. Of course, the scent is very light to honor our dog’s super sense of smell. And while we believe in the power of aromatherapy, we also offer an unscented version of NOSE BUTTER® for those who prefer a fragrance free product.

WHAT NOSE BUTTER® DOES MY DOG NEED? HOW DO I DECIDE?

We offer several options because dog noses come in all sizes! A .15 oz lip balm sized tube is perfect for a Chihuahua or Frenchie nose, but you would use it up rather quickly on a Mastiff’s nose.  Like the 2 oz tube would be way too big to easily dab onto that same Chihuahua’s nose. For a handy dandy overview of how to decide what is best for your dog, check CHOOSING NOSE BUTTER® in the TABS above.  Since you found the JUST A NOSE page, let me know what breed of dog you have and I will consider a new label. We also have an adorbs mixed breed label. SHOP MIXED BREED DOG NOSE BUTTER®

NOSE BUTTER® IN TINS & TUBES WITH JUST A NOSE LABELS

TINS

1 OZ TIN 7.95

2 OZ TIN 12.95

4 OZ TIN 17.95

8 OZ TIN 29.95

16 OZ TIN 58.95

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TUBES

.15 OZ LIP BALM SIZE 4.45

THREE PACK OF .15 OZ TUBES 9.95

.50 OZ TUBE 6.95

2 OZ TUBE 13.95

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CHECK OUT LOADS OF BEFORE & AFTER NOSE BUTTER PICTURES! MORE IN TABS

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  1. Anonymous

    Thank You doesn't say enough

    My boxer had hyperkeratosis and I always felt so bad for him and didn’t know what to do ?. I finally found your product and within a few days he looked like he should and I know he had to feel better ?. Will ALWAYS use to keep it that way. Thanks sooo much.

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      Thank you so much! We’re so happy your Boxer is doing great with NOSE BUTTER!

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NASAL HYPERKERATOSIS…UGLY NAME FOR AN UGLY CONDITION

NASAL-HYPERKERATOSIS

 

Is the dryness on your dog’s nose MORE than just dry skin? Are there layers of rough tissue that look like barnacles or bark on your dog’s nose? 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 skin tissue, so it may bleed if you try to pick it off (don’t pick, dogs hate that).

Nasal hyperkeratosis is not technically caused from bad genetics, but the predisposition can be breed based. That is why more Pugs will have this condition than Foxhounds, but one puppy in a Pug litter may have it and the others do not. It is probably not caused by your dog’s food or water or food bowl or water bowl, but go ahead get rid of that plastic stuff and get a nice ceramic or stainless bowl. We actually feed our dogs on paper plates, it saves time and effort and the environmental ramifications are a wash, I suppose.  While it IS a condition and probably a lifelong one, 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. That’s why Chihuahuas and Mastiffs are both prone to this problem.

Dry climates, dry heating or a/c can aggravate nasal hyperkeratosis, as you would expect. Plus, some physical conditions or medications may also make it worse.

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. I am not size-shaming, I love big dogs and tiny dogs alike.

On to the GOOD NEWS! NOSE BUTTER® can keep your dog’s nose looking and feeling great with a minimum of expense and trouble. Before you go to the expense and trouble of a vet visit, may I suggest you try NOSE BUTTER® first. Of course, if there are other symptoms or your gut says something big is wrong,  GO TO THE VET.  I do know I have had so many customers tell me they wish they had tried NOSE BUTTER® first, before putting their dog through invasive tests or procedures. Also, NOSE BUTTER® has no active ingredients, it is all fats and butters and oils, so there is nothing that can be harmed by giving this product a week or so trial.

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!

By the way, if you haven’t already done so, click on the REVIEWS TAB in the area this TAB is in…I know you’ll smile at the difference in those dog noses.

Choosing-NOSE-BUTTERWHAT NOSE BUTTER® DO I NEED FOR MY DOG?  SO MANY CHOICES!

NOSE BUTTER OPTIONS

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

YOU DON’T HAVE MY BREED? WHAT DO I CHOOSE?

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?

TIP! CHOOSE TIN OR TUBE 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.

TINS

  • 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

TUBES OR STICKS*

  • 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

SIZES

  • 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

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THE BLISSFUL DOG PRODUCTS

WHAT MAKES THE BLISSFUL DOG PRODUCTS SPECIAL? 

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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THE BLISSFUL DOG INGREDIENT FAQS

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.

APPLY NOSE BUTTER TO DOGHOW TO APPLY NOSE BUTTER®

  • 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)

DISTRACT & DIVERT

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

FOR EXTREMELY DRY, CRUSTY, CRACKED NOSES

  • 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)

ODDS & ENDS

  • 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)

MORE TIPS FOR SMOOTH NOSE SUCCESS

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.