The Portuguese Water Dog or PWD as their many fans call them are jaunty, happy dogs with a strong work ethic. Your Portuguese Water Dog was bred to be an impressive water dog, bird dog, fun companion and of course, best friend.
Info-packed particles won’t stick to a rough, dry nose and your PWD can't get the info needed to make good dog decisions. A moist dog nose acts like flypaper, grabbing all the info that floats by, categorizing the info and acting upon it. A dry nose doesn't snag the scoop.
Nose Butter® moisturizes your dog's nose to ensure he gets all the needed info and looks good, too! While we can't guarantee good dog decisions will result, we can promise a smoother, better conditioned nose.
Using Portuguese Water Dog Nose Butter Directions, Ingredients & Product Info in Tabs Below and Videos
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.
Let your dog lick peanut butter off spoon while you apply
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.
Cocoa Seed Butter
Scented Formulation: Cedarwood, Cypress and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
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
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 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.
My schnauzer has had a frayed/splintered-looking dry cracked nose for YEARS and I ran into your website and thought I’d try Nose Butter. He is 14 years old and now looks like a puppy! His demeanor and energy seem better also. I am so pleased about the improvement that I posted the before and after photos on Facebook!
Love the shampoo, nose butter & ear wash products.
My Frenchie Franny is enjoying her Blissful
Dog products. Her cost is shining & glowing. Her nose is healing and she looks gorgeous. The highest quality products are from the Blissful Dog!
Jane, your order came through while we were at a trade show and I didn't see it! Thank you, thank you for the fab review. I think of y'all so often and miss you. -Kathy
Have used similar products that work but my bulldog doesn’t tolerate them being put on so the unscented nose butter has been a godsend. He no longer has a cracked dried nose :)
That's what we love to hear! We're so glad you found us and have something your Bulldog will tolerate. Our Bulldogs certainly have a mind of their own, don't they? Thanks again! -Kathy
Fast service Good price and worked great .
I was amazed how fast the nose butter actually worked.
One of my pet peeves is that Stuff Should Just Work. So, we make sure our products do what we say they are going too. I'm so pleased we made the trifecta of delivery speed/price/product worked. Thank you again for taking time to let us know. -Kathy
I really did not think Zoe would have results like the pictures I saw in your site but thought I would give it a try. I was so skeptical that I neglected to take before pictures but I wish I had! In less than a week of only 1-2 x a day application Zoe’s deformed and cracked nose is now normal. It no longer has the extra scaly skin growing off of it and it is black and moist now. I am sure she is more comfortable and it looks fantastic. Beyond belief really. I know I sound like I was paid to say this because I am gushing but it really worked like magic in less than a week.
Zoe looks fantastic! It makes us feel so good to know our product has helped you and Zoe are so happy with her new nose. She has to feel better, I sure would. I am a firm believer in products working like they are supposed to, so it means a lot to know you agree. Thank you! Kathy
We like nose butter.
The nose butter has not completely handled Gunner's scaly nose, it's better, but we are needing to apply the butter multiple times a day to keep the scales at bay. If we don't it dries right out again. We may need to visit our local vet to get it looked at.
Gunner's Nasal Hyperkeratosis may be an extreme form, but even then the dryness shouldn't come back that fast. Good idea to touch base with your vet. Take the Nose Butter so he can see we don't have any petroleum by-products, soy etc. in it. Please let us know how Gunner is doing.
Works Very well
Thank you so very much! Are Westies always happy? Every picture I have seen of Westies they look perky and happy. They must be a pleasure to live with! -Kathy
This is awesome!
I was worried about trying this because I was unfamiliar with the brand, but within a day the crusty nose was visibly healing. After a week, it looked totally normal. She is not fond of my putting it on her but in fairness, why would she be. It has REALLY helped, thank you!
Thank you so much for letting us know how your dog's nose is responding. I agree, some dogs just don't want their faces messed with, toenails cut or anything done that wasn't their idea! Glad you stuck with it. -Kathy
This blissful dog nose butter was one of the best purchases I have made. I definitely recommend i...
Worked great.! Within 5 days his nose went from rough and flaking to smooth, moist and shiny!
Thank you again, Patricia. A face as fabulous as Romeo's has to loom it's best ;-D Thank you for sharing these beautiful images and the good news about Roscoe's response to our Nose Butter. -Kathy
Nose butter is awesome !!
I’ve been calling our boy barnacle Bill but already so much better after a short while! Even though he likes it off!! Great stuff!!
You nailed it! That crusty crud looks exactly like barnacles! Now you'll have to come up with a new nickname for your American Bulldog! Thanks for letting us know how it worked for you. -Kathy