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Labrador Retriever Nose Butter

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Does Your Labrador Retriever Have a Dry or Crusty Nose?

Labrador Retrievers, aka Labs, are the quintessential family dogs – rock-solid temperament, happy, loyal, handsome and versatile. Their status as #1 Most Popular Dog year after year after year is well deserved. Unfortunately, many Labs have a predisposition toward having a dry or even crusty nose. Labs can also develop an extremely dry nose condition called Nasal Hyperkeratosis, where nose tissue overgrows on the nose, resulting in a scabby, crust. The Good News is Nose Butter® works on all levels of dry dog noses.

How To Best Use Nose Butter® Info & Video

HOW TO APPLY NOSE BUTTER

  • For ease of application and faster absorption put tin or tube in your pocket for a few minutes to warm it
  • TIN Scoop a bit out with finger or spoon and warm in your palm before application for faster absorption
  • DAB on dog's nose
  • DISTRACT to keep them from licking it off (give treat, feed dinner, go for walk)
  • REPEAT 2-3x daily for 1-3 days or until there is improvement
  • Use as needed for maintenance (usually 1-2x a week)
  • Products have no active ingredients and will not harm your dog if they lick some off. But we do want the product to get it's work done, so see distract tips
  • Complete tips, hints & directions brochure is included with every order

FYI: Our balms have a very thick, stiff consistency, because your dog's nose is very thick skin tissue. If it were a fluffy cream, it would not work. 

 

Distraction Tips - Look Squirrel!

  • Like pulling off a bandaid - Apply FAST
  • Give treats before, during and after application, if needed
  • Peanut butter on a wooden spoon is a great trick
  • Feed their dinner after application
  • Play your dog's fave game
  • Throw a ball or go for a walk
  • Pets and cuddles are always good

Keeping Expectations Real

Every so often a customer tells us their dog doesn’t “like” the Nose Butter, etc. Some dogs just do not like being controlled, messed with, having their faces touched or anything done to them. We get it! Sometimes our dogs do NOT want to be messed with, restrained or have their faces touched. They will flip, fight, twist and turn and some of the dogs have the audacity to wipe the product off on the sofa or their owner's leg!

 

Your dog may not “like” having Nose Butter applied. They may not like going to the vet or getting their toenails trimmed. Just like most of us don't like going to the dentist, but we go. Sometimes we have to do something for our dog's well-being…cutting toenails, giving meds, cleaning ears, going to the vet, or applying Nose Butter, etc. If your dog  struggles, make the process FASTER and reward lavishly. This may be one of those situations in which you have to be firm with your dog, again, for the greater good. 

 

Application Tips for Wiggly, Uncooperative, Licking Dogs

How to Apply Nose, Paw, Elbow and Boo Boo Butter To Wiggly, Uncooperative, Licking, Twisting, Flipping Dogs

We feel your pain. Some of us have dogs that are less than cooperative when it comes to anything being done to them. It is not that they don't like the products themselves, they just don't want anything done to them. Period. For those dogs here are a few tips and tricks, but may we remind you...you are the person and sometimes we have to do what is for our dog's own good…like going to the vet, having toenails cut and maybe having Nose Butter put on their nose. 

TIPS

  • Let your dog lick peanut butter off spoon while you apply
  • Try strong smelling treats - goat cheese, tuna, fishy treats
  • Tag team! One give treats or pet while the other applies
  • Go for a walk, throw a ball
  • Dab on while they sleep - sneaky!
  • Be FAST! Dab! Distract! Done!

Additional Tips for Flat-Faced Dogs, Lickers and Carpet Rubbers

Flat-faced dogs often resist application, as their breathing is already compromised. Apply as quickly as possible and don’t hold your flat-faced dog tightly, as this often makes them struggle more. This goes for Toy Dogs also, they know they're small and don't want to held tightly for fear of being hurt.

DISTRACTION - BE TENACIOUS

First be sure you are warming the product to the point of melted before application. It will soak in much faster if almost there when you apply.

Distracting dogs that are determined to lick the product off (or rub it off on furniture) may take some tenacity on your part. Treats, walks, throwing a ball or just petting them may work. Think of anything your dog loves and use that on them for the ten minutes or so needed. Stick to it...it’s for your dog’s well-being.

Nose Butter® All Natural Ingredients

NOSE BUTTER® is individually handcrafted, mixed and poured one-by-one by The Blissful Dog team here in far northern Minnesota using the following all natural and organic good stuff.

  • Shea Butter
  • Cocoa Seed Butter
  • Almond Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Beeswax
  • Olive Oil
  • Scented Formulation: Cedarwood, Cypress and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
  • Or Unscented.
  • More info on ingredients here.

Choosing Which Nose Butter® Is Best For Your Dog

NOSE BUTTER CONTAINER SIZES

WHICH NOSE BUTTER DOES YOUR DOG NEED?

 

NOSE BUTTER is the same formulation for all the dog breeds, whether it is in tins or tubes and with any label. The breed labels allow you to customize your NOSE BUTTER with your dog's breed on the label (like a breed mug or tshirt). Don’t see your breed? Check out JUST A NOSE (label has uh, Just A Nose) and MIXED Breed Dog labels.

 

WHY SO MANY SIZES OF TINS & TUBES?

 

Dogs come in all sizes, so we offer a variety of sizes of tins and tubes. 

 

WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG - NOSE BUTTER IN TINS OR TUBES?

  • NOSE BUTTER® is same formula/recipe/magic stuff in tins and tubes
  • TINS - better value per ounce
  •  TINS - great for hands-on application
  • TUBES - ez to use - dab and done
  • TUBES - no mess 
  • TUBES - great for travel
  • FYI: Tube is like a chapstick, glue stick or deodorant tube NOT a toothpaste tube

WHAT SIZE?

  • Toy dogs - lip balm sized tubes are great for tiny noses
  • Larger size better value per ounce
  • Larger sizes save on postage (especially internationally)
  • Older dogs need more frequent applications
  • Some individual dogs need more frequent applications
  • Shelf life is 3 years (or longer) when stored in dry, cool conditions

Nasal Hyperkeratosis Info - Extremely Dry Dog Noses

 NASAL HYPERKERATOSIS

NASAL HYPERKERATOSIS AKA CRUSTY CRUD, BARNACLE NOSE

 

Is your dog’s nose EXTREMELY dry? Does it look like barnacles are growing on it? Are there layers or chunks of crust that crack and bleed? If your dog’s nose looks like the BEFORE noses in the image above, it may be Nasal Hyperkeratosis. Rest assured, it is not caused by diet, genetics, playing in the dirt or anything you can control. And the good news is Nose Butter® works on it!

 

Nasodigital or Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition, which means unknown cause ¯\(°_o)/¯ that causes excessive formulation of dry crust that vets call keratin, (vet-speak for protein). It actually IS layers of skin tissue that has grown wild over on the nose.

 

This condition isn't life-threatening and most veterinarians consider Nasal Hyperkeratosis cosmetic. But there are medical, cosmetic and mental health reasons that this dry nose condition can affect your dog's well being. It has to be uncomfortable for your dog. Your dog cannot breathe as easily. It’s unattractive, of course. 


Most importantly, your dog is not getting the scents and smells they need to feel secure and confident. A healthy nose snags good smells that float by and provides your dog with info. A dry nose is not going to capture the info packed smells. This can lead to frustration and a lack of self confidence.

 

You know you feel when have NO SERVICE as you drive in an unfamiliar area? Probably frustrated, anxious and maybe terrified. Your dog experiences those same emotions when they can't get the info they need to make good dog decisions.

 

MORE INFO HERE.

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02/11/2019
Anonymous
United States

It’s worked better than anything else

I have a yellow lab and she’s growing extra skin on one side of her nose around the nostril. It was sooo dry and cracked and sometimes bloody. Using this a couple times a week has brought moisture back and color back! Thank you!!!

02/11/2019
The Blissful Dog Inc.

That is great to hear! Thank you for the update. We are so glad our Nose Butter has been helping out your girl. - Kathy

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10/22/2018
Adkins, J.
United States

It really works!

Watson had this ridge on his nose that kept growing. We had tried a product we bought at big chain pet store with a name we respected ( Burt's Bees) It did absolutely nothing. Watson kept rubbing his nose on everyone and everything. I saw your product online and decided to try it. It worked. It four days it was better and in a week it looked great. We are very pleased. I will send a before and after picture later. Thank you for your product.

10/26/2018
The Blissful Dog Inc.

Thank YOU for letting us know how Watson's nose has responded. We're thrilled that he is looking and feeling better. Thank YOU for taking the time to let us know how it worked! -Kathy

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09/02/2018
Anonymous
United States

It works great!

My dog is a lab and had the dry flaky nose, nose butter works wonderfully!

09/03/2018
The Blissful Dog Inc.

Thank you so much for letting us know how much Nose Butter worked for your lab! You made our day - Kathy

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03/27/2018
Shannon R.
United States

Excellent product

Our poor puppy had a cold which caused a swollen, dry nose. The nose butter worked great in just a couple of days.

09/03/2018
The Blissful Dog Inc.

Thank you so much for leaving us the great review! We love hearing how well our products work for your dog! - Kathy

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02/04/2018
Anonymous

Nothing Worked Until We Tried Your Nose Butter!

We tried everything for our lab and her dry, cracked nose, nothing worked until we tried your nose butter. Great results after just one week and she is so much happier!



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