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what causes dog elbow calluses

Canine Elbow Calluses - Uncomfortable and Unsightly + Potential For Problems 

Elbow Butter All Natural Balm Conditions Your Dog's Elbow Calluses

When you first noticed your dog had elbow calluses you probably bought a nice, thick, comfy bed…that your dog sleeps next to. Your dog's elbow calluses are frustrating for you, as nothing seems to do any good and you're tired of well-meaning friends asking what's wrong with your dog's elbows. It's extra maddening when your dog pushes the expensive orthopedic bed out of the way to sleep on the floor. Elbow calluses are also uncomfortable for your dog, as the thick tissue inhibits movement.  Plus, they can become infected, which can lead to complications.

In a nutshell, use Blissful Dog Elbow Butter instead! It is a rich, uber-moisturizer that melts into your dog’s elbow callus, easing the tightness of the elbow callus and conditioning to help prevent cracking.

What Causes Elbow Calluses?

A callus is a protective barrier your dog's body creates to cushion the bone/area from pressure. Your dog's overprotective ulna bone tries to protect the bony part of the elbow that hits the ground first. With every landing on a hard surface the ulna tells the skin to get thicker and thicker. Enough hard landings can cause the callus to become cracked, bloody, infected or ulcerated.

Our large/giant breed dogs (not fat shaming) put more force/weight into their landing, which multiplies the effects. Plus, bigger dogs may be hotter and want to relax on a hard, cool surface such as; concrete, tile, the deck or patio or good old dirt. It's a vicious callus creating cycle! 

Elbow Butter Product Info

  • Individually handcrafted at The Blissful Dog in far northern Minnesota
  • All natural and organic ingredients used 
  • Available in .15 oz, .50 oz and 2 oz tubes & 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 oz tins
  • With complete directions booklet

Blissful Dog Elbow Butter is VERY thick and dense to penetrate and condition the thick callus tissue. A fluffy cream would not be an effective dog callus treatment.

How To Apply Elbow Butter

  • Wipe callus clean (wet wipe, warm washcloth etc.)
  • Warm Blissful Dog Elbow Butter in palm prior to applying for faster absorption
  • Rub or dab Blissful Dog Elbow Butter onto the callus
  • Give treat to distract dog from licking callus treatment
  • Keep off carpet and furniture for 10-15 minutes after application

NOTE: Blissful Dog Elbow Butter contains no active ingredients and will not harm your dog if they lick or eat some. But it needs to be absorbed to work, so distract your dog after application (treats, feed dinner, go for a walk).

Elbow Butter Ingredients

Blissful Dog Elbow Butter is individually handcrafted for your dog by The Blissful Dog here in far northern Minnesota, using all natural and organic Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Infusions of Chamomile, Calendula, Comfrey and St. John’s Wort Oil, plus a Dash of Essential Oils (Cedarwood, Cypress, Lavender and Orange).

We cannot guarantee Blissful Dog Elbow Butter will remove your pet’s callus, grow hair back and have them bring you the remote. We CAN promise it will moisturize and condition the calluses. Many testimonials share how Blissful Dog Elbow Butter helped remove the callus and the hair grew back, but we're keeping expectations real.