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The Blissful Dog
50534 235th Avenue
Clearbrook, MN 5663
Call us 1.855.DOG.BLISS
Pug Nose Butter® moisturizes and soothes your Pug's nose…from a little dry to extreme nasal hyperkeratosis. Many Pugs have a predisposition toward dry or even crusty noses, as do most of the flat-faced dog breeds. If your Pug's nose is covered with crusty layers of overgrown, barnacle-looking crud, it may be a condition called Nasal Hyperkeratosis.
Nasal Hyperkeratosis occurs when nose tissue is triggered and grows rampantly, forming layers of crusty skin. It's tempting to pick it but don't, as it is living tissue and will bleed and hurt your Pug. While not life-threatening, there are several medical, cosmetic, and mental health reasons this dry nose condition can affect your dog's well-being.
While your Pug may NEVER need to sniff out the trail of lost hikers, his sense of smell is still incredibly important to him. If your Pug’s nose is dry, he will lick and lick as he tries to moisten it to get info. Like when we are driving in an unfamiliar area and NO SERVICE pops up on our phone. It's frustrating, annoying and can be scary to not be able to access info. Your Pug feels the same way knowing there are good smells that he can't sniff with a dry, crusty nose.
Dry dog noses can be just a tiny bit dry to the extremely dry nasal hyperkeratosis.
Your dog's dry nose can be caused lack of humidity, some illnesses, even medications or stress. Yes, breed or breed type can also be a major cause. Bully and Flat-faced dog breeds are the most susceptical.
The extreme dry nose, Nasal Hyperkeratosis, is an idiopathic condition (medical speak no idea why) that causes nose tissue to cover the nose in layers of scabby, skin crust.
The Good News is Nose Butter® works on ALL levels of dog nose dryness from a tiny bit to extreme cases of Nasal Hyperkeratosis. We've got your dog's nose covered, read on and learn the whys and how-tos.
While any dog can have Nasal Hyperkeratosis, our research shows a strong correlation between dog breed or breed type and a predisposition to Nasal Hyperkeratosis. There may also be an immune system factor.
Dogs with extreme body types seem to be the most affected.
• Extremely flat-faced
• Extremely bully-bodied
• Extremely loose jowls
• Extreme amount of facial folds
• Extremely large
• Extremely small
More breed tendency info in FAQs below.
Since 2002 Nose Butter® has been individually handcrafted by The Blissful Dog in far Northern Minnesota using all-natural ingredients.
• Shea butter
• Almond oil
• Olive oil
• Coconut oil
• Castor oil
• Cocoa seed butter
• Avocado oil
Bliss Bit!Nose Butter is a very thick, stiff consistency so it will work on the tough skin/tissue of your dog's dry nose.
These breeds are more prone to Nasal Hyperkeratosis. An * indicates they fall into multiple categories. This is NOT a complete list.
• American Bulldog
• American Staffordshire Terrier
• French Bulldog*
• Olde English Bulldoggee*
• Staffordshire Bull Terrier
• Boston Terrier
• Brussels Griffon*
• English Toy Spaniel*
• Japanese Chin*
• Shih Tzu*
• Bichon Frise
• Cavalier King Charles
• Lhasa Apso
• Yorkshire Terrier*
• Bernese Mountain Dog
• Cane Corso*
• Dogue de Bordeaux*
• Fila Brasileiro*
• Great Dane
• Great Pyrenees
• Neapolitan Mastiff*
• St. Bernard
• Tibetan Mastiff
• Alaskan Malamute
• American Eskimo
• Siberian Husky
#1 Tip - For quicker absorption warm Nose Butter prior to using
• To warm; stick in your pocket, bra, or scoop some out & warm in palm (see image)
• Open the tin or tube
• Gently control your dog's face (side of face or under their chin)
• Avoid head-locks - that's a trigger for many dogs
• Tag Team - have someone hold & you apply
• (Tin) Scoop a bit out appropriate to the size of your dog’s nose
• Dab it on their nose
• Rub it in a bit, you do not have to rub it in completely as it melts quickly, especially if warm
• Distract to keep them from licking or rubbing it off
• Repeat 2-3x a day for 1-3 days or until nose is back in shape
• Then use as needed for maintenance (usually 1-2x a week)
• Apply 2-3x a day (do the best you can, 2-3x a day is the goal)
• After 2-3 days of multiple daily applications, gently rub the nose with tissue and see if it easily crumbles off
• If it does NOT crumble right off (it will look like black, greasy dirt), keep applying Nose Butter 2-3x a day until it easily, without picking, comes off
• Resist the urge to pick as tempting as it may be, it hurts and will make the process harder
The crusty stuff is actually skin and hurts your dog if you pick it off, just like us pulling a scab off a skinned knee too soon.
• Give a cookie or treat before, during and after application
• Cuddles, pets, repeat as needed
• Feed their dinner (with extra yummies)
• Play your dog's fave game
• Throw a ball
• Go for a walk
• Pet them, lavish praise on them for their overall good dog-ness
• TIP! Not only does something positive (like cookies) take their mind off having something done to them, they soon equate Nose Butter with treats.
Ouch! That hurt! It's not that your dog loathes Nose Butter (we hope not), they probably DO dislike being held tightly.
Being held in a WWE head-lock is a huge trigger for most dogs. If possible, allow them to stand while you apply Nose Butter and be quick
Additionally, flat-faced dogs will fight and struggle to protect their already hindered ability to breathe.
Toy breeds know they are small and will often put up an unbelievable tussle to get away when they feel over-powered.
Dogs are often triggered by being held tightly. This may come from when they were puppies. Puppy play involves a lot of wrestling and play-fight. It's not fun for dogs (or us) to have siblings pile on, hold us down and make us feel helpless. (I'm looking at my three sisters).
Stay relaxed and positive and be very generous with treats and your dog will soon enjoy, or tolerate, Nose Butter time.
The Bad News is there is no CURE for Nasal Hyperkeratosis, it is a condition and usually life-long.
If you stop using Nose Butter, the dryness and crust will probably come back.
The Good News is maintenance usage of Nose Butter keeps the Nasal Hyperkeratosis under control.
Nose Butter can help heal the dry nose, but doesn't cure the condition. Yes, it's semantics, but it helps make it clear.
When our hands are really cracked and dry we apply lotion to get them in shape, but we can't slather lotion on our hands once and be moisturized for life.
Like cutting your dog's toenails...Nose Butter is part of their health care regimen.
This nose butter is absolutely amazing! My pug’s nose was a crusty disaster and after a few days of using this, it looks perfect! I’ve used this product for years and it’s fantastic. When I first bought it, I took it to my vet to make sure it was safe and he said it was great. I’ve been using it ever since.
My 14 yr old pugs nose had a dry ridge on it, and after using this product about 4-5 times, her nose stays more moisturized.
We're thrilled to hear your senior sweet Pug has a softer, smoother nose now. Fourteen years old is a true testament to the care you've lavished on her. She's a fortunate Pug! -Kathy
Our pugs nose is so smooth now thanks to nose butter. No more cracks, thank you!
We love your product, before our pug had dry cracked nose and had a hard time keeping it soft and moist. We knew this bothered him a lot. But when we purchased your Blissful nose butter and applied it daily, his nose, was soft and crack free.
This product works wonders, I definitely would recommend this to anyone who has a pet with dry cracked nose.
Thank you so much for letting us know how well your Pug did with the Nose Butter. He must be happier also, as he trots around sniffing everything! -Kathy
The nose butter is working great I would be lost without it for my pugs.
What a lovely thing to share with us! Give your Pugs a big hug and an extra treat from us! We're be lost without fabulous customers like YOU! -Kathy
I have done everything for my little pooga's dry, scaley, cracked itchy nose from coconut oil, olive oil, udder butter etc. I saw someone post about this on a pug group I follow its all natural so i figured it couldn't hurt plus it had amazing reviews... I have to say its 2 days in and her nose is 1 solid color it used to be gray and cracked on top and black on the bottom now she just has a black button nose again! She's no longer relentlessly scratching her nose on everything its still scaley but not as cracked but it's going to take time. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who has flat face dogs or dogs with dry noses.
It immediately made a difference in my dogs flaky dry nose, it was amazing!! I included an after and before!
WOW! What a great change. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. That is a happy Pug nose! -Kathy
Nose butter is an excellent product. After one use my dogs nose was so much better. I recommend this product to everyone !!!!customer service is also excellent!!! Nico has 2 huge crusts on his nose and o e application they fell off. We are so happy to be crust free!!!
Nico is looking and feeling great now, I see. Thank you for letting us know how well he has responded to his Nose Butter. You're the best! -Kathy
My 9 year old Pug Lenny has had a very dry and scaly nose for quite some time and I really didn’t know what to use on it, that not only moisturized his nose, but has safe ingredients as well. I happened on Blissful Dog website and was So excited to see the great products created by a shirt nose dog lover!! And I found the best nose butter ever!! I started using this on Lenny immediately and no kidding within 2 days his nose is like 80% better than it was, in just a couple days!! It’s got to feel so much better for him! I also ordered the flat face wash and the dirty dog shampoo. So happy with it all, I will continue to shop Blissful Dog feom now on! Looking into the aromatherapy products next!! Thank you Blissful Dog feom the bottom of our Pug Hearts!! ❤️
I know we connected on FB, but I wanted to also reply here. Yep, us flat-faced dog lovers know we are a special breed! These dogs require just a bit of extra care, but they are so, so worth it! What a great picture! Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Isn't it fun to find other people who are crazy about their dogs, too? -Kathy
Applied the Nose Butter to our Pug's nose for 3 days. The crust softened and came off. His nose is back to new!
Thank you so much for letting us know! Pug faces are so perfect we can't have them marred by that ugly old crust! We're so glad you found us! -Kathy