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Chinese Shar-Pei Nose Butter® All Natural Moisturizer For Your Shar-Pei's Rough, Dry Nose

An Ancient Breed With A History Steeped in Mystery

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The Chinese Shar-Pei, an ancient and unique breed, is thought to have originated in the area around the small village of Tai Li in Kwangtung Province and has existed for centuries in the southern provinces of China, apparently since the Han Dynasty (c. 200 B.C.). Statues bearing a strong resemblance to the Shar-Pei have been discovered and dated to this period. More recently, a Chinese manuscript of the 13th century has been translated; it refers to a wrinkled dog with characteristics much like those of the Shar-Pei. –From the CSPCA (Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America

Your Shar-Pei's Dry Nose

First a quick Chinese Shar-Pei history lesson. In the late 1970s/early 1980s the Shar-Pei was the rarest dog on earth and was thiiiis close to extinction. Thanks to a passionate band of breed supporters the Chinese Shar-Pei was saved from disappearing forever. 

Of course, this means the genetic pool wasn't a pool or a pond…it was a puddle. This small DNA variety led to a variety of issues that the dedicated Chinese Shar-Pei community has worked to eliminate.

Krinkle Dog and Me 80s Style

A thousand years ago, in the late 1980s, I shared my life with a few Shar-Pei. Yep, that's me with Krinkle Dog. I was working those 80s leg warmers in the Dallas summer. Krinkle Dog was a sweet loving dog and I still miss him.

All Natural Nose Butter Moisturizes Your Dog's Dry Nose

How To Use Nose Butter

#1 Tip - Warm product before application for faster absorption
• To warm; stick in your pocket, bra, or scoop some out & warm in palm
• Open the tin or tube
• Gently control your dog's face (jowls, side of face or under their chin)
• Don't use a head-lock - that is a big trigger
• 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 (doesn't have to be precise)
• You do not have to rub it in, it will melt quickly, especially if you warmed it up a bit
• 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)

It's not rocket science, but there are tips that make application faster and easier for you and your dog.

• 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, it also build an association between GOOD STUFF and Nose Butter application.

• Apply as in the previous tip
• After 2-3 days of multiple daily application (do the best you can, 2-3x a day is great), test the crusty stuff with a bit of tissue and see if it will 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.

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.

Nose Butter Answers

The Bad News is there is no CURE for Nasal Hyperkeratosis, it is a condition.

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.

When our hands are really cracked and dry we can use 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.

Ouch! That stung! It's not that your dog dislikes Nose Butter (we hope not), they DO dislike being held tightly and restrained.

Bully and flat-faced breeds already have compromised breathing systems due to their adorable flat faces. If held tightly they will struggle to protect their breathing.

Toy breeds know they are small and will often put up an unbelievable tussle to get away.

Dogs are often 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 make us feel helpless. (I'm looking at my three sisters).

Also, keep the mood upbeat and fun. Make a game of applying Nose Butter and follow it up with treats and most dogs can be won over.

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