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Chinese Shar-Pei Nose Butter

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Chinese Shar-Pei Puppies

Chinese Shar-Pei Nose Butter® All Natural Moisturizer For Your Shar-Pei's Rough, Dry Nose

The Chinese Shar-Pei, an ancient and unique breed, is thought to have originated in the area around the small village of Tai Li in Kwangtung Province, and has existed for centuries in the southern provinces of China, apparently since the Han Dynasty (c. 200 B.C.). Statues bearing a strong resemblance to the Shar-Pei have been discovered and dated to this period. More recently, a Chinese manuscript of the 13th century has been translated; it refers to a wrinkled dog with characteristics much like those of the Shar-Pei. –From the CSPCA

Your Shar-Pei's Dry Nose

First a quick Chinese Shar-Pei history lesson. In the late 1970s/early 1980s the Shar-Pei was the rarest dog on earth and was thiiiis close to extinction. Thanks to a passionate band of breed supporters the Chinese Shar-Pei was saved from disappearing forever. 

Of course, this means the genetic pool wasn't a pool or a pond…it was a puddle. This small DNA variety led to a variety of issues that the dedicated Chinese Shar-Pei community has worked to eliminate.

A chronic dry nose may be a symptom of a slightly depressed immune system. If the nose has an extreme level of dryness or layers of crust your Chinese Shar-Pei may have Nasal Hyperkeratosis. More on that condition in Tabs below. The good news is any level of dry nose issue can be easily treated and a healthy balance maintained with routine Nose Butter® usage. 

Using Nose Butter Quick Version

Dab, Distract, Done! works for the majority of dogs. If you have an uncooperative dog, try these tips, plus, refer to even more hints in the toggle bar/tabs below.

  • Warm the product before applying for faster absorption; put in pocket for a bit to warm + TIN - scoop a bit out with finger or spoon and warm in your palm
  • DAB on your 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)
  • Complete tips and hints for general application and on uncooperative dogs in tabs below

Shar-Pei Nose Butter Product Info

  • Individually handcrafted by The Blissful Dog in far northern Minnesota
  • All natural and organic ingredients used: Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, cocoa seed butter, avocado oil, beeswax + scented version essential oils; cedar wood, cypress and ylang ylang
  • .15 oz (lip balm size) or .50 oz tubes + 1, 2, 4, 8 & 16 oz tins
  • Unscented or Lightly Scented
  • Includes complete directions booklet
  • Chinese Shar-Pei on the label
  • No active ingredients & won't harm your dog if they lick (or eat) some
  • Note: Nose Butter is very thick and dense to penetrate your dog's leathery nose tissue

Krinkle Dog and Me 80s Style

A thousand years ago, the late 1980s, I shared my life with a few Shar-Pei. Yep, that's me with Krinkle Dog. I was working those 80s leg warmers in the Dallas summer. Krinkle Dog was a sweet loving dog and I still miss him. chinese shar-pei

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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KC
01/26/2018
kathy c.
United States

Outstanding product

I was using coconut oil on my dogs nose to help with the crusty cracked appearance. I had no idea there was a product just for the dry cracked noise. It is fantastic!! It stays on for hours and my dogs do no mind me applying it. Please try it, it really is awesome.

kathy c. verified customer review of CHINESE SHAR-PEI NOSE BUTTER
11/26/2018
The Blissful Dog Inc.

Great to hear! Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy our Nose Butter has been helping your pup! - Kathy

JN
07/12/2018
Jake N.
United States

Great product

Cleared up her scaly nose and cracks.

08/13/2018
The Blissful Dog Inc.

Good news! That is what it is all about around here. Thanks for keeping us posted. -Kathy

MT
11/20/2017
Mario T.
Canada

would use it again

it worked great thanks again

Mario T. verified customer review of CHINESE SHAR-PEI NOSE BUTTER
12/10/2018
The Blissful Dog Inc.

Thank you for letting us know how our Nose Butter has worked for your pup! We are so glad it has been working well! - Kathy

CG
10/13/2017
Christine G.
Canada

Great

My sharpies nose is finally pretty again! Even after two days a huge difference!

CG
10/13/2017
Christine G.
Canada

Great

My sharpies nose is finally pretty again! Even after two days a huge difference!



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