Nose Butter is an uber-moisturizer made to condition your dog's nose. First the lighter oils soak in and bring fast relief, next the medium weight oils are absorbed adding a layer of deeper moisturizing and then the heavy-duty butters melt into your dog's nose, bringing extra relief and moisturizing oomph.
This is why using any one of the ingredients helps…some, but not for long. The layers of complimentary oils and butters work together to make NOSE BUTTER® moisturize like crazy, well, that and the magic we infuse into each batch. Now I feel like a Keebler elf.
Each and every tin and tube of NOSE BUTTER® is made by The Blissful Dog, right here in far northern Minnesota. We individually handcraft every NOSE BUTTER that leaves here. Every single tin and tube is hand-poured...one-by-one. And yes, it does get science fiction cold here in the winter.
We use all natural and organic ingredients which we have sourced as ethically as possible. We openly share the ingredients; shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, castor oil, olive oil, beeswax, and cocoa seed butter. Our lightly scented, original formulation also includes a dash of the essential oils; Cedarwood, Cypress and Ylang Ylang. Of course, the unscented version has no additional essential oils.
Nose Butter for your Chihuahua is the exact same as NOSE BUTTER® for your Mastiff. It's the same recipe, identical formulation, just different labels. Having different breed labels is almost like being able to customize each and every NOSE BUTTER for you. Plus, it lets my dog geek flag fly and I get to sniff out amazing images of all the different dog breeds.
What size you should buy will depend on the type of dog you have and how many dogs that need Nose Butter. If you have one 14-year old Chihuahua, we'd suggest the 1-ounce tin or either 1-.15 oz tube or the 3-pack of tubes. If you have 6 French Bulldogs that all need Nose Butter, you'll save big time by going with the 8 or 16 ounce tin.
TIP! Not only does something positive (cookies) take their mind off having something done to them, it also build an association between GOOD STUFF and NOSE BUTTER application.
There is nothing in our NOSE BUTTER that can harm your dog, unless they have a sensitivity to a specific ingredient. If they lick some off, no worries. If they eat an entire container (it happens), no worries. The worst that may happen is a bit of um, puddin' poo.
There are no active ingredients in NOSE BUTTER®, it is made of oils and butters.
Over the years we occasionally have a customer tell us their dog does not "like" the Nose Butter. It's not that dogs are finding the actual product offensive, but the process. Bully and flat-faced breeds already have compromised breathing systems due to one of the very things that makes them so adorable...their flat faces. Nature tells them to keep their breathing open and unrestricted, so when they are controlled for you to apply Nose Butter, they resist.
Some dogs are triggered by being held tightly or controlled. This may come from puppy play, when they wrestle and play-fight. It's not fun for dogs (or us) to have siblings pile on and feel helpless. When we hold our dogs tightly they might remember that feeling and try to get away. MORE TIPS HERE
Occasionally someone lets us know they thought the product was denser or harder than they thought it would be. They were expecting something fluffier or softer like a c ream or lotion.
For our products to work, they have to be dense enough to stay on your dog and get the job done. Plus, nose leather, paw pads and elbow calluses are thick, tougher tissue than our hands or faces (if you were thinking it would be like a face cream). We have enough beeswax in the recipe to also add more staying power. This makes it stiffer.
This one is an easy fix. Just use a spoon to dig a bit out and warm it in the palm of your hand. The products melt at body temperature, so rubbing it in your palm will warm it up and make it easier to apply.
Well, yes, it will. Remember, this is a condition, which means there is no CURE for Nasal Hyperkeratosis. Think of it like moisturizing your own skin (or using sunscreen). You can't moisturize your face (or slather on SPF30) once and be set for life. Just as we have to keep using moisturizer to keep our skin in shape, so do we have to keep applying Nose Butter to dogs with this condition. Like cutting toenails...it's part of doing the best we can for our dogs.
We also cannot be responsible for an individual dog's sensitivity to an individual ingredient. The ingredients have no active ingredients, it is 100% oils, butters and fats. While most dogs (and people) are not bothered by any of these bland ingredients, of course there may be an exception. If your dog is having an issue with any product, stop using it.