JAPANESE CHIN NOSE BUTTER® CONDITIONING HANDCRAFTED MOISTURIZER FOR YOUR LITTLE DOG'S DRY, CRUSTY NOSE
A dry nose mars the beauty of your Japanese Chin’s otherwise perfect face. Plus, a crusty nose is uncomfortable for your Chin and can restrict their breathing if gone untreated.
Many Japanese Chin have a bit of a dry nose, maybe a bit of crustiness OR the dryness may be more extreme with flaking layers or chunks of dry, crusty nose tissue. This condition may be Nasal Hyperkeratosis and more info is found HERE. Don't worry! Japanese Chin NOSE BUTTER® was created for all ranges of nose dryness.
JAPANESE CHIN TIDBIT...In ancient Japan the Japanese Chin was often kept in ornate cages suspended midair, like caged birds. They were adored as creatures of great beauty, which of course they are!
Thank you, to James Dalton of Fabel-Mi Japanese Chin, for the use of the image above. His Japanese Chin are truly among the finest in the world.
A MOIST, HEALTHY NOSE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR JAPANESE CHIN
While your Japanese Chin may never need to track lost hikers through the woods or sniff out truffles, having a healthy moist nose is still important to your little dog's health, both mentally and physically.
With the extremely flat face often comes the tendency toward having a dry or crusty nose, I see it in my own French Bulldogs and English Toy Spaniel (did you know the Japanese Chin genetics was used to flatten the face of the modern English Toy Spaniel?). Having layers of crust and crud on their tiny noses can hinder their breathing and of course, would be uncomfortable.
Plus, even our toy dogs sniff to gather info. All dogs have a heightened sense of smell and rely on the info they gather to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. Plus, toy dogs are already at a disadvantage, as they KNOW they are small and can be easily injured, so they are a bit more on alert than bigger dogs need to be for their own personal safety.
HOW NOSE BUTTER® HELPS YOUR JAPANESE CHIN'S NOSE BE HEALTHIER
NOSE BUTTER is a rich moisturizer that quickly melts into your dog’s nose in layers to keep the good stuff coming. First, the lighter oils soak in (like almond oil), then the heavier oils are absorbed (ones like castor oil) and last, the rich, yummy butters brings up the rear for maximum moisture and to act as a protective barrier (while still being light enough to let the skin of the nose breathe).
When your little Chin's nose is soft and smooth and able to capture the good smells, she will feel more confident and in control. Plus, she will be able to breathe more freely without the overgrowth of crust on her nose. Makes you want to breathe deeply, doesn't it?
JAPANESE CHIN NOSE BUTTER® is available in several sizes of tins and tubes. Featuring our Darling Duo label. Plus, Lightly Scented and Unscented options.
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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.