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German Shepherd Nose Butter

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Does Your German Shepherd Have a Rough, Dry or Even Cracked Nose?

German Shepherd dogs serve and protect as members of police departments and military units the world over. German Shepherds also fearlessly guard many family homes against intruders. A dry nose hinders their scenting abilities and slows their response time.

How To Best Use Nose Butter® Info & Video

HOW TO APPLY NOSE BUTTER

  • 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 you...you 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. 

TIPS

  • 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.

DISTRACTION - BE TENACIOUS

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 it...it’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 CONTAINER SIZES

WHICH NOSE BUTTER DOES YOUR DOG NEED?

 

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.

 

WHY SO MANY SIZES OF TINS & TUBES?

 

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

 

WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG - NOSE BUTTER IN TINS OR 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

WHAT SIZE?

  • 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

 NASAL HYPERKERATOSIS

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 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.

 

MORE INFO HERE.

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06/29/2017
Natisha M.
United States

It was a miracle for my Maci!

Maci has suffered with a dry nose for years, but it has turned scaley the past two years and has worsened this past year. I thought it was something genetic and started looking into it when I found the The Blissful Dog website, which explained everything! After buying the nosebutter, I was so impressed. Her nose showed improvement after the first 24 hours and was almost completely better within a week! Now I just use it twice a week and she's doing great. Her nose is still dry, but all the thick scaleyness is gone and it looks like a real dog nose and not something that would fit on a reptile! Maci and I thank you profusely!!!

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10/29/2018
Dan M.
United States

Excellent product

My German Shepherd’s nose was constantly dry and cracking. This product solves his cracks and drying with in a couple days

11/07/2018

The Blissful Dog Inc.

Great news! That is what we love to hear. Happy dogs and happy owners makes our day. Thank you for letting us know. -Kathy

GM
08/01/2018
Georgene M.
United States

Excellent product

The nose butter smoothed the cracked edges of our German Shepherd 's nose within 24 hours.

11/19/2018

The Blissful Dog Inc.

Wow! Thats great news! We love to hear how well our Nose Butter helps your German Shepherd. Thank you for the great review! - Kathy

LG
04/18/2018
Loriann G.
United States

Fantastic! Great customer care and fast shipping!

We live in NY and we had a long winter. The baseboard heat makes my GSD’s nose dry and the Nose Butter fixed her right up! Now her nose is nice and glossy again and no more crusty or split nose! Also, thank you Kathy for the sample of Boo Boo Butter. Arrived just in time. Fenja had a boo boo and now it’s gone! We are very pleased with the product and the great customer service!

11/19/2018

The Blissful Dog Inc.

Such great news! We are so pleased to hear such wonderful words about our product! Thank you for taking time out of your day to let us know how our Nose Butter has been working for your dog! - Kathy

JW
04/04/2018
Jeffrey W.
United States

Excellent product

In a matter of a couple days, her nose cleared right up. I had no idea something like this was available and really did not want to pay the vet fees. Big thanks to Blissful Dog for providing such a wonderful product.

Jeffrey W. verified customer review of GERMAN SHEPHERD NOSE BUTTER
11/19/2018

The Blissful Dog Inc.

Wonderful News! Thank you so much for the great review! We love hearing how well our Nose Butter helps your dog! - Kathy



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