NOSE BUTTER INFO

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THE BLISSFUL DOG NOSE BUTTER INFO

HOW NOSE BUTTER® WORKS

NOSE BUTTER is an uber-moisturizer made of ingredients your dog's nose absorbs in layers. 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, bring extra relief and moisturizing oomph. This is why using any one of the ingredients helps…some, but not for long. The layers make NOSE BUTTER® work, well, that and the magic we infuse into each batch. Yikes, I feel like a Keebler elf.

ALL NATURAL & ORGANIC GOOD STUFF

nose butter ingredients

ABOUT THE DOG BREED LABELS 

NOSE BUTTER for your Chihuahua is the exact same as NOSE BUTTER® for your Mastiff. It's the same recipe, 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 ferret out amazing images of all the different dog breeds. Full transparency: I have the attention span of a drunk gnat, so it keeps me focused.

Years ago a lovely gentleman called me to order some PUG BUTTER (I was calling it that then). He said he had a black Pug and a fawn Pug and said he supposed he needed one of each. I said, "Yes, sir, you absolutely do need both, BUT it is the same inside." I went on to explain and we had a nice laugh. Then I asked him which he wanted and he said BOTH, as he had such a good time laughing he wanted to remember our chat. I was so touched.

HOW TO APPLY NOSE BUTTER®

A: NOSE BUTTER IN TINS

  • Open the tin
  • Scoop a bit out appropriate to the size of your dog’s nose
  • Dab it on their nose. Tah Dah!
  • You do not have to rub it in, it will melt
  • Distract to keep them from licking (see below)
  • Repeat 2-3x a day for 1-3 days or until nose is back in shape
  • Then use as needed for maintenance (usually 1-2x a week)
  • TIP! If needed, scoop product out with finger or spoon and warm in the palm of your hand to further soften for faster absorption

A: NOSE BUTTER IN TUBES

  • Point the tube away from their eyes
  • Swipe across the top of the nose. About as much as a light swipe of lipstick (men-imagine it)
  • Distract to keep them from licking (see below)
  • Repeat 2-3x a day for 1-3 days or until nose is back in shape
  • Then as needed for maintenance (usually 1-2x a week)

DISTRACT! DIVERT! BEFORE, DURING & AFTER

  • Give a cookie or treat
  • Feed their dinner (with extra yummies)
  • Play your dog's fave game
  • Throw a ball
  • Go for a walk

Distraction Works! Cookies always distract me, so a treat may be best.

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.

FOR EXTREMELY CRUSTY OR CRACKED NOSES

Follow the steps above for tin or tube.

  • After 2-3 days of multiple daily application, test the crusty stuff with a bit of tissue and see if it will rub off.
  • If it does not crumble right off (will look like black, greasy dirt), keep applying NOSE BUTTER 2-3x a day until it easily, without picking, comes off. Resist the urge to pick as tempting as it may be.
  • The crusty stuff is actually skin and hurts your dog if you pick it off, just like us pulling a scab off a skinned knee too soon.

RANDOM NOSE BUTTER INFO & TIPS

NOSE BUTTER SAFETY

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. 

If you have multiple dogs they may lick it off each others noses, give them each a cookie to distract them all long enough for it to melt in. Or dab it on before they go to bed, if you utilize sleeping crates.

NOSE BUTTER APPLICATION ON REALLY WIGGLY, UNCOOPERATIVE DOGS

REASONS THEY MAY STRUGGLE OR AVOID APPLICATION

Occasionally customers tell us their dog did not "like" NOSE BUTTER. We certainly hope that is not the case and in all reality it is usually one of a few other issues such as; dislike of being restrained, fearful of having face handled, or adversity to anything new.

Don't feel bad, it takes my husband I BOTH to apply NOSE BUTTER® to my 13 pound English Toy Spaniel. He twists and flips like a Cirque de Soleil performer! 

Most flat-faced dogs loathe having their faces messed with as nature is telling them to keep their already restricted breathing open and clear. So they struggle or try to pull away.

Toy dogs can be overly aware of their size and over-compensate by putting up a fuss over everything. Some are overly timid (like my Gio) or overly aggressive for the situation.

Some dogs may have been controlled tightly as a puppy and that triggers the struggle reflex. 

TIPS FOR APPLYING NOSE BUTTER ON UNCOOPERATIVE DOGS

  1. Scoop a dab of peanut butter on a big wooden spoon and let them lick at it while you dab NOSE BUTTER on
  2. Tag team 'em. Get someone to help. Have them be the treat giver while you dab the product on
  3. Rub the product in the palm of your hand to warm it up before dabbing it on and the extra heat from your hand will allow it to melt faster
  4. You don't have to rub it in PERFECTLY, as the product starts to melt as soon as it gets to body temperature
  5. Catch 'em napping. Dab the product on while they sleep - sneaky one

DOG WIPES PRODUCT OFF AFTER APPLICATION

EZPZ FIX! DISTRACT, DISTRACT, DISTRACT

Oh that dog who immediately runs to the carpet and wipes his face on it as soon as his NOSE BUTTER® is applied. Little rascal! If you can distract them long enough for it to melt in and get it's work done you will have done enough. Usually feeding dinner immediately after application is enough. Your dog may respond to a walk or being held and petted. Try something different and see.

BIG TIP, warm product (see below) so it will be absorbed faster.

PRODUCT WAS HARDER THAN EXPECTED

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.

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.

warm nose butter

IT'S A NEW NOSE

Sometimes dogs will lose that crusty crud and the nose is lighter or even pink underneath. That is very normal and does happen. It is just the new skin.  

I did a chemical peel on my face once (I actually left it on too long) and it looked heinous for about 3-4 days, my husband averted his eyes when I walked in the room. But once all that dead skin was gone…I looked good! Your dog’s nose is the same way. I actually used BOO BOO BUTTER on my face so I wouldn't scare small children.

When that crusty crud, which may have been on there for months (or years) is removed by the moisturizing of NOSE BUTTER®, the new skin underneath may be tender and pink, it usually fills in on its own over time. 

HOPE THIS HELPED

Hopefully this NOSE BUTTER® info was of help – as always, if you have a question, just ask!

Official Disclaimer: I only want the very best for you and your dog. Any info you find here is shared as information about The Blissful Dog products or information I have gleaned from reputable sources. If your dog has any other symptoms that suggest a vet check-up, or your guts says you should, please take your dog to the vet.

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