Basenji Nose Butter


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Nose Butter® Moisturizing Goodness For Your Basenji's Dry Nose

Your Basenji's Healthy Nose

A moist, healthy nose is vital to effective canine info gathering. Your Basenji's healthy nose acts like flypaper, as the juicy smells stick to the moist surface and are then processed via their powerful scent glands. Plus, a dry, crusty nose looks awful and has to be uncomfortable for your Basenji!

Nose Butter® moisturizes your Basenji’s nose, reviving and softening the tissues with our blend of natural butters and oils. Not only does your Basenji look better and feel better physically, your dog will also be more confident and secure as they are getting all the canine info they need. 

If the crust covers your Basenji’s nose and looks like crusty scabs, your dog may have a condition known as Nasal Hyperkeratosis. Good news...NOSE BUTTER® was created for just such issues. 

Basenji Nose Butter Product Info

  • Individually handcrafted, mixed and poured 
  • Made here at 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
  • Available in .15 oz (lip balm sized) or .50 oz tubes and 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 oz tins
  • Includes complete directions booklet
  • Basenji on the label

Full disclosure: The reviews for Basenji Nose Butter are from Just A Nose. We recently added this breed and wanted you to see Nose Butter reviews. Nose Butter® is the same product, the breed labels are just for fun, the only difference is the label. Keeping it transparent.

How To Best Use Nose Butter® Info & Video


  • 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 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
  • 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.


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’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 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.




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




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.



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Joe R.
United States

Our Frenchies will never be without Blissful Dog's Nose Butter

After moving from Florida to Colorado 4 years ago, our 2 cream Frenchies had the worst bristly noses we had ever seen. As a matter of fact we had no idea what could be happening! After a bit of research and reading some great reviews we ordered them their own Nose Butter. Within 2 weeks, applying the butter 2X day, their noses were as soft as can be. We have just added a black mask fawn Frenchie to the family so of course we had to order her a tin all of her own. Thank You The Blissful Dog!!!!!!

Joe R. verified customer review of French Bulldog Nose Butter | Cream
The Blissful Dog Inc.

What a wonderful review! We are so glad you did some research and found us! Thank you for letting us know how our Nose Butter has been working for your pups! - Kathy


Great product. Wish it was a jar instead of a tube !!

I put it on his nose. Nose looks moist instead of dry !! Great product.

The Blissful Dog Inc.

It IS available in a tin, which is kinda like a jar. We've got 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 oz tins. The drop down menu will show all the options. So glad your Frenchie's nose is nice and moist again! -Kathy

Lynn M.
United States

the product has already made a difference. I appreciate your company

The bumps are already almost gone! I truly thought she had some kind of growth on her nose! wish I had found this sooner as she has always had a dry nose.

Lynn M. verified customer review of French Bulldog Nose Butter | Cream
The Blissful Dog Inc.

What a beautiful face and your dog's nose is absolutely perfect now! Now you found us and you'll be able to keep her nose in shape forever. Thanks again for sharing her picture. -Kathy

Jennifer C.
United States

Great Product

The nose butter works very well. After just a couple of uses I can see a difference.

Jennifer C. verified customer review of French Bulldog Nose Butter | Cream
The Blissful Dog Inc.

What a cutie! And so serious about having their portrait done ;-D Keep using it, like in the brochure, we know you'll be thrilled. Thanks for sharing such a great shot! -Kathy

Kathleen F.
United States

The nose butter is awesome!

Frenchie had crusty nose and folds above nose, first time in 5 years. Found your products online, read the reviews, and gave it a try. Worked like magic in almost immediately! Thanks!

The Blissful Dog Inc.

Thanks for letting us know how well the Nose Butter worked for your Frenchie. Now you can drop back to maintenance schedule. -Kathy

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