BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG NOSE BUTTER® MOISTURIZES YOUR BERNER'S NOSE...NATURALLY
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a classically beautiful dog. Their striking tricolor coat, the balanced body type and their gentle loving personalities just glows.
Bernese Mountain Dog nose troubles are a lot more common than you may have imagined. Like many of the larger breeds of dogs (Mastiffs, Newfies, Dogue de Bordeaux) your Berner may have a tendency toward dryness and even crustiness on their noses. For some Berners it is just a bit of a dry nose, while others have a more extreme dryness condition called nasal hyperkeratosis. If your dog's nose is covered with crusty layers of scabby tissue, it could be Nasal Hyperkeratosis (more info HERE). The good news is NOSE BUTTER® works for all ranges of dog nose dryness.
YOUR BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG WAS BRED AS A VERSATILE FARM DOG
The Bernese Mountain dog originated in the Swiss mountains and shares its classic tri-coloration with other Swiss dogs, such as the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and the Entlebucher Mountain Dog. Berners were excellent working dogs and draft work. They also drove or herded dairy cattle, watched over the farm and as offered loyalty and companionship to the farmers. Yep, the Berner was that all-around, do-it-all kinda dog. (CLICK for an article on how the Berner was saved from near extinction).
Your Berner may never do any harder work than walking beside you to the dog park and keeping the cat from climbing in your lap, but nature is still telling him to keep his nose moist and pliable. The moistness acts as smell catching flypaper, catching the scent particles that give your dog info. Dry nose = less info!
WHY HAVING A MOIST, HEALTHY NOSE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR BERNER
Think of it like this...you're driving along a deserted unfamiliar highway and glance at your phone. You don't even have one bar and then the dreaded NO SERVICE appears. You may not be white knuckle terrified (I would be), but you would probably be stressed and tense. Yep, your dog with a dry nose may feel like that all the time.
Bernese Mountain Dog NOSE BUTTER® moisturizes and nourished the dry nose leather (technical term) of your dog’s nose. After a few days of NOSE BUTTER® usage your dog will not only look better, but feel better. Plus, getting all the info via their sense of smell, will put him more at ease. Your Bernese Mountain Dog will be more secure, grounded and confident when he gets all the info he knows is available.
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG NOSE BUTTER® AVAILABLE IN TINS AND TUBES
SHOP BERNESE M0UNTAIN DOG COLLECTION FEATURING NOSE BUTTER, PAW BUTTER, ELBOW BUTTER + MORE COMBOS HERE BERNER COLLECTION
INGREDIENTS + INFO ON CHOOSING & USING NOSE BUTTER®
USING NOSE BUTTER®
HOW TO APPLY NOSE BUTTER
- Complete tips, hints & directions brochure is included with every order
- TIN Scoop a bit out with finger or spoon
- TUBE Point away from dog's eyes
- 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 nose improves
- THEN USE AS NEEDED for maintenance (1-2x a week)
- TIP: Use a spoon to scoop a bit out of tin and warm in your palm before application, if needed
- TIP: Many dogs do not like being controlled tightly and will try to get away, apply FAST
- TIP: Flat faced dogs especially don't like having their faces messed with, dab and go. Bribe liberally!
- TIP: Treats BEFORE, DURING & AFTER really works!
- MORE TIPS HERE
NOSE BUTTER® INGREDIENTS
NOSE BUTTER® is individually handcrafted here in far northern Minnesota by our dog obsessed team using the following all natural and organic good stuff.
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Seed Butter
- Almond Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Castor Oil
- Olive Oil
- Scented Formulation: Cedarwood, Cypress and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
- Or Unscented.
- More info on ingredients here.
CHOOSING NOSE BUTTER®
WHICH NOSE BUTTER DOES YOUR DOG NEED?
NOSE BUTTER is the same formulation for all the dog breeds. The breed labels celebrate the incredible diversity among dog breeds and the people who love them. 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.
WHICH IS BEST FOR YOUR AND YOUR DOG - TINS OR TUBES?
- NOSE BUTTER® is same formula in tins and tubes, difference is only the container
- TINS - better value per ounce
- Screw top tin - better for hot climates
- Slider top - better for those with grip issues
- TUBES - ez to use
- 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 for tiny noses
- Larger size better value per ounce
- Larger sizes save on postage
- Older dogs need more frequent applications
- Some individual dogs need more frequent applications
- Shelf life is 3 years when stored in dry, cool conditions
NASAL HYPERKERATOSIS INFO
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 could be described as extremely dry, or 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.
Nasodigital or Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition, which means unknown cause ¯\(°_o)/¯ that is marked by the excessive formulation of nose 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 ned to feel secure and confident. A healthy moist nose snags good smells that float by and provide 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. Your dog knows info is out there, but he cannot get it. Like us looking for a gas station in a sketchy neighborhood with ZERO bars on our phone. MORE INFO HERE.