NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF NOSE BUTTER® CONDITIONS, MOISTURIZES AND SOOTHES YOUR ITALIAN MASTIFF'S DRY NOSE
Neapolitan Mastiffs are attention grabbers. How many times have you been asked “What kind of dog is that?” “How much does he eat?” “How much does he weigh?” Am I Right? Keep your Neo looking and feeling his nose-worthy best with NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF NOSE BUTTER®.
Occasionally we see a NEO with Nasal Hyperkeratosis, which is an extremely dry nose, with overgrown tissue covering it. The good news is, yes, NOSE BUTTER® also takes care of Nasal Hyperkeratosis for your Neo.
NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF HISTORY & TIDBITS
Beneath that gentle exterior beats the heart of a genuine canine gladiator! As you probably know, the Neapolitan Mastiff has been around for thousands of years and most of that time was fighting, guarding or protecting. Some say they have been around for over 5000 years, with origins in Tibet, and are the basis for all giant, mastiff-type breeds. Others say the breed originated in ancient Egypt. Who knows!
The ancestors of the Neo had many names: Macedonian Dog, Assyrian Dog, Sumerian Molossians, Bandogs, Dogues, and the Roman Molossus. The names were different, but they were all heavy bodied, big-heads, short muzzled dog with pendulous dewlaps, overly wrinkled foreheads, cropped ears to the point of amputation, and massively, heavy legs.
You may be thinking this is all nice info, but what the heck does it have to do with your Neo's dry nose?
Luckily, the sweet temperament of the Neo is now most evident and the most your Neo needs to guard is your home and yard. But there are thousands of years of guarding encoded into your dog's DNA. Your Neo remembers what he was bred to do virtually a cellular level. Sniffing the air is how your Neo's ancestors got their info those many eons ago and it is how your modern day Neo gets his info.
NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF NOSE BUTTER TO SAVE THE DAY
Back to your Neo’s nose…if his nose is dry, crusty and cracked, he can't get all the scent particles that are floating his way. A moist nose is needed to act as a sticky surface, canine flypaper, to snag the smells as they float by. Obviously, a dried out nose is more like sandpaper than flypaper. Your poor dog will lick and lick his nose in a sad attempt to moisturize his sniffer. Like we lick chapped lips. The same things happens to them…nose just gets drier, as happens to our dry lips!
Neapolitan Mastiff NOSE BUTTER® is absorbed into your dog’s dry nose leather in a layered manner. The oils and butters soak in, nourishing and moisturizing their nose with layers of different all natural and organic ingredients. This is what makes it work. Well, that and the extra magic we add!
Your NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF looks better, feels better and more relaxed when his nose is working on all levels
NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF NOSE BUTTER® AVAILABLE IN TINS AND TUBES
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.