Dry Dog Paws
Paw Butter….for dry, cracked, rough paw pads. Handcrafted by me from 100 percent Organic Shea Butter, Minnesota grown organic beeswax, organic castor oil, organic avocado oil, organic almond oil, organic cocoa seed butter, organic coconut oil, St. John’s Wort Oil, Calendula Oil, Mullein Oil, Vitamin E oil, 100% Therapeutic Grade Aromatherapy from Young Living Oils, and a LOT of LOVE.
Of course, our dog’s paws do need have a certain amount of “toughness” to them. They don’t need to be “baby-butt” soft. But their pads don’t have to be rough, dry and scratch when you touch them or they jump on your legs. (Yeah, my unruly dogs jump up on my legs – oh well). Paw Butter softens enough to be more comfortable for you and them!
Dry Dog Paws Prevention Tips
Pedi Time: If you hear that clicketey, click as your dogs comes to you…nails are too long! If you are not comfortable cutting your dog’s nails have your vet or groomer show you how. If you loathe doing it make a standing monthly appointment and let the pros do it!
Snip and Trim: Trim paw hair regularly to avoid painful matting. Simply comb hair out, especially from between the toes, and trim even with the pads.
Paw Peering: Check regularly between toes for anything that should not be there: thorns, rocks, glass, anything undesired.
Moisturize: Dry dog paws can be prevented. Paw Butter™ – that is all I am going to say on this. So there. Well, one more time Paw Butter helps dry dog paws feel better.
Deep Tissue Paw Massage: Start with the big pad and then move onto the toe pads. Relax and enjoy the bonding time!
Build Up: Just as we need to build up to a new exercise regimen, so do our dogs. Do not take them for a long walk across rocky terrain with carpet soft paws. Think walking barefoot across sharp rocks. Paw Empathy.
Apply First Aid: Since their paws meet the earth so often there is more chance for injury. Little cuts (less than 1/2 inch or so-use common sense) can be cleaned with an antiseptic pad. Bigger cuts or one that is bleeding a lot need to be seen by a vet. Boo Boo Butter can be used for after care.
Hot! Hot! Hot Dry Dog Paws: Test with your forearm skin to see if a surface is too hot for your dog to walk comfortably on. If it hurts you, chances are it will hurt them. Hot sidewalks and sand can burn! Your dog wants to be with you and will suffer to do so. For minor burns, clean with antibacterial cleanser, for serious burns, visit your vet immediately.
Froze Toes: We call it froze toes when the dogs dash outside in Minnesota winter (science fiction cold) and stop and hold a foot up within minutes. Ice and snow crystals can freeze inside their paw pads and hurt! Plus, chemicals and salt can be toxic! After outdoor walks, wash your dog’s paws in warm water to rinse away salt and chemicals. You may consider a pair of booties for your cold-weather friend.
An Ounce of Paw-vention: Keep it clean and clear. Make sure there are no nails, broken glass or anything that can cut your dog’s paw pads when you go on a walk. Remember – if you wouldn’t like to walk on it barefoot, neither will your dog!