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The Blissful Dog
50534 235th Avenue
Clearbrook, MN 5663
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Boxers are a unique combination of elegance and goofiness. They push their way into your heart, feet first of course, and take over. Sadly, along with that expressive face often comes a dry or crusty nose. Many Boxers have a bit of a rough, dry nose OR it may be the extreme form of dryness called Nasal Hyperkeratosis. The good news is Boxer Nose Butter® moisturizes and conditions all ranges of Boxer nose dryness.
For hundreds of years, your Boxer’s ancestors sniffed out and tracked wild game deep in the German forests. This took concentration and a great nose! Even though your Boxer may not require that level of sniffing ability in his world of sofa surfing, your dog still has that DNA hardwired into him.
Dry dog noses can be just a tiny bit dry to the extremely dry nasal hyperkeratosis.
Your dog's dry nose can be caused lack of humidity, some illnesses, even medications or stress. Yes, breed or breed type can also be a major cause. Bully and Flat-faced dog breeds are the most susceptical.
The extreme dry nose, Nasal Hyperkeratosis, is an idiopathic condition (medical speak no idea why) that causes nose tissue to cover the nose in layers of scabby, skin crust.
The Good News is Nose Butter® works on ALL levels of dog nose dryness from a tiny bit to extreme cases of Nasal Hyperkeratosis. We've got your dog's nose covered, read on and learn the whys and how-tos.
While any dog can have Nasal Hyperkeratosis, our research shows a strong correlation between dog breed or breed type and a predisposition to Nasal Hyperkeratosis. There may also be an immune system factor.
Dogs with extreme body types seem to be the most affected.
• Extremely flat-faced
• Extremely bully-bodied
• Extremely loose jowls
• Extreme amount of facial folds
• Extremely large
• Extremely small
More breed tendency info in FAQs below.
Since 2002 Nose Butter® has been individually handcrafted by The Blissful Dog in far Northern Minnesota using all-natural ingredients.
• Shea butter
• Almond oil
• Olive oil
• Coconut oil
• Castor oil
• Cocoa seed butter
• Avocado oil
Bliss Bit!Nose Butter is a very thick, stiff consistency so it will work on the tough skin/tissue of your dog's dry nose.
These breeds are more prone to Nasal Hyperkeratosis. An * indicates they fall into multiple categories. This is NOT a complete list.
• American Bulldog
• American Staffordshire Terrier
• French Bulldog*
• Olde English Bulldoggee*
• Staffordshire Bull Terrier
• Boston Terrier
• Brussels Griffon*
• English Toy Spaniel*
• Japanese Chin*
• Shih Tzu*
• Bichon Frise
• Cavalier King Charles
• Lhasa Apso
• Yorkshire Terrier*
• Bernese Mountain Dog
• Cane Corso*
• Dogue de Bordeaux*
• Fila Brasileiro*
• Great Dane
• Great Pyrenees
• Neapolitan Mastiff*
• St. Bernard
• Tibetan Mastiff
• Alaskan Malamute
• American Eskimo
• Siberian Husky
#1 Tip - For quicker absorption warm Nose Butter prior to using
• To warm; stick in your pocket, bra, or scoop some out & warm in palm (see image)
• Open the tin or tube
• Gently control your dog's face (side of face or under their chin)
• Avoid head-locks - that's a trigger for many dogs
• Tag Team - have someone hold & you apply
• (Tin) Scoop a bit out appropriate to the size of your dog’s nose
• Dab it on their nose
• Rub it in a bit, you do not have to rub it in completely as it melts quickly, especially if warm
• Distract to keep them from licking or rubbing it off
• 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)
• Apply 2-3x a day (do the best you can, 2-3x a day is the goal)
• After 2-3 days of multiple daily applications, gently rub the nose with tissue and see if it easily crumbles off
• If it does NOT crumble right off (it 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, it hurts and will make the process harder
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.
• Give a cookie or treat before, during and after application
• Cuddles, pets, repeat as needed
• Feed their dinner (with extra yummies)
• Play your dog's fave game
• Throw a ball
• Go for a walk
• Pet them, lavish praise on them for their overall good dog-ness
• TIP! Not only does something positive (like cookies) take their mind off having something done to them, they soon equate Nose Butter with treats.
Ouch! That hurt! It's not that your dog loathes Nose Butter (we hope not), they probably DO dislike being held tightly.
Being held in a WWE head-lock is a huge trigger for most dogs. If possible, allow them to stand while you apply Nose Butter and be quick
Additionally, flat-faced dogs will fight and struggle to protect their already hindered ability to breathe.
Toy breeds know they are small and will often put up an unbelievable tussle to get away when they feel over-powered.
Dogs are often triggered by being held tightly. This may come from when they were puppies. Puppy play involves a lot of wrestling and play-fight. It's not fun for dogs (or us) to have siblings pile on, hold us down and make us feel helpless. (I'm looking at my three sisters).
Stay relaxed and positive and be very generous with treats and your dog will soon enjoy, or tolerate, Nose Butter time.
The Bad News is there is no CURE for Nasal Hyperkeratosis, it is a condition and usually life-long.
If you stop using Nose Butter, the dryness and crust will probably come back.
The Good News is maintenance usage of Nose Butter keeps the Nasal Hyperkeratosis under control.
Nose Butter can help heal the dry nose, but doesn't cure the condition. Yes, it's semantics, but it helps make it clear.
When our hands are really cracked and dry we apply lotion to get them in shape, but we can't slather lotion on our hands once and be moisturized for life.
Like cutting your dog's toenails...Nose Butter is part of their health care regimen.
Bought the nose butter for our boxer's EXTREMELY dry nose and within a couple of days it was noticeably better! Very happy with the product. Definitely easier to spread when warmed up. I tucked it under the heating pad I was using for a few minutes and it worked wonders.
I never knew this existed. A friend saw a picture of Nina and gifted me a tin of nose butter. Before and after only ten days! It's a miracle!
I’ve been buying the nose butter for my boxer, Sig, for years now! It works great, easy to apply, and has instant results. It’s affordable and ships quickly too which is a huge plus! Thank you for this amazing product!
It is working very well her noises looks so much better
Amazing results, would definitely recommend! I use the tin, it softens under the warmth of my fingers, easy to apply, dogs don't mind it. Our boxers' noses went from dry and crusty to back to normal. Now they are handsome boys again!
What a great review - YOU are happy, your Boxer girl is happy and Now we are HAPPY! Talk about an all-around win! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a happy review! Blissfully - Kathy
My boxers nose was so rough and dry…he looked pitiful but after using your product, his nose became black, moist and shiny again. This stuff is magic! Prince thanks you and so do I!
I have a boxer who had a crusty nose and after just one application of the nose butter I could already tell a difference! Now we are doing applications a few times a week just as maintenance, but his nose was completely cleared up after only 3 days. Which is just crazy. I love this stuff and will continue to buy more.
Less than a week and it looks so good! Wish I took a before picture
Ali, our dear Boxer Boy has already showed improvement and it is in process, as he has quite a dry, course nose even though I used warm compresses, but your product is the key.
Thank you, thank you for sharing this review. Knowing your sweet Boxer is looking and feeling better is what our business is based on - helping dogs feel better and their people knowing they found something to help. Give your Boxer a treat and a hug from us! -Kathy