Portuguese Water Dog Nose Butter

Portuguese Water Dog

Does Your Portuguese Water Dog Have a Dry Nose?

The Portuguese Water Dog or PWD as their many fans call them are jaunty, happy dogs with a strong work ethic. Your Portuguese Water Dog was bred to be an impressive water dog, bird dog, fun companion and of course, best friend. 

Info-packed particles won’t stick to a rough, dry nose and your PWD can't get the info needed to make good dog decisions. A moist dog nose acts like flypaper, grabbing all the info that floats by, categorizing the info and acting upon it. A dry nose doesn't snag the scoop.

Nose Butter® moisturizes your dog's nose to ensure he gets all the needed info and looks good, too! While we can't guarantee good dog decisions will result, we can promise a smoother, better conditioned nose.

Using Portuguese Water Dog Nose Butter Directions, Ingredients & Product Info in Tabs Below and Videos

    How To Best Use Nose Butter® Info & Video


    • 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 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. 


    • 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.


    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’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 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.




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


    • 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



    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.



    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1361 reviews
    Nasty Nostrils to NEAT Nose :)

    Immediate relief for this little basset! So excited that he gets to have a young and clean little puppy nose again! THANK YOU!

    That is the news we love to hear! I love that...nasty nostrils to neat nose is perfect. Thank you for taking the time to touch base with us. We love knowing our products helped your dog. -Kathy
    Immediate help!

    As soon as my daughter put the Nose Butter on Hoss she could see a difference! It’s amazing!

    Thank you so much for letting us know! We have a soft spot for Leo's here and are thrilled Hoss is better. -Kathy
    Happy Dog Happy Mom

    I was worried about my dog's nose. It was so crusty and sore looking. I didn't know what to put on it that would be safe. I found this product in an ad so I thought I would give it a try. Well I have to say, I'm surprised at how fast it worked. Her nose is looking great. So glad I tried it.

    We're really glad you found us also! Give your girl a BIG hug from us. And thank you for taking the time to let us know! -Kathy

    Merry Christmas and Thank you!

    Merry Christmas and thank you for making such a wonderful product. love your product! Bella has her smooth nose back! At age 10, the hyperkeratosis began appearing.
    Our veterinarian recommended the nose butter to me, as your ingredients are all natural. In the beginning, I rubbed the butter on her nose twice daily. Now, she just gets a nose rub in the morning along with breakfast. Cookie in hand, a bowl full of food and gentle, soothing puppy talk, she'll willingly let me rub the butter into her nose!

    Teeny, tiny nose loves Nose Butter

    Millie, my 14 year old Japanese Chin was rescued from a life of terrible neglect. I found the Blissful Dog when I was looking for help for her dry nose. I’ve been using the Nose Butter as directed and it’s been great. She doesn’t even mind when I touch her nose. The splits and bumps she had must have been quite painful. Now her teeny, tiny nose is black and shiny. Thanks from Millie and Cate

    Happy Chihuahua

    Oakley’s cute little nose is no longer dry and rough thanks to his nose butter. This product worked easily and quickly. Thank you

    Thank you for the review and the picture...what a cutie! One of my mantras is 'Stuff should just work' and we're thrilled Nose Butter worked for you and Oakley! Thanks again. -Kathy
    Lacey's Nose is 95% Improved

    Thank you for your reliable quality care and products. You have made Lacey's (cavalier) nose greatly improved. The rough, cracking, and dry nose problem is 95% improved, and will continue to be better with my constant attention to applying regularly.

    Thank you so much for letting us know! This was a great email to start the day with. Keep at it and Lacey will be 100% back to her sniffing best! Thank you again! -Kathy
    Just the Solution I Was Looking For!

    Thank you so much for these items! I have Spaniels and they have problems with their noses. This is just the solution I was looking for! My only negative thing to say about this is I’m sorry I didn’t find this sooner! (Imported from eBay)

    Miracle for BoBo

    My Pomerania has suffered with this nose condition for at least 3 yrs and after a week of using Nose butter he looks like a new dog. Now I need to tackle his skin condition. We have been told are from allergies that he has suffered with for years. We have tried everything. Hopefully you can help us once again. Thank you so much Vickie

    BoBo is probably the cutest little face I've seen in a while. Those Poms captive me with their cute confidence. We're so happy you found us and got BoBo's nose back in shape. Now, let's get to work on his skin. Does he have hair loss, itching? I'd say try Boo Boo Shampoo and Spray for a bit and see if that helps. -Kathy
    It is working!!!!

    I have only been using it for about a week but I can already see a major difference...I could actually see it in just a day or two! I will definitely continue! Amazing product! Thank you so much!!!!!!

    Now that is what we LOVE to hear. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. Isn't it great to SEE the product getting its job done ;-D -Kathy