STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER AKA PIT BULL NOSE BUTTER® CONDITIONS AND SMOOTHES YOUR PITTIE'S ROUGH, DRY NOSE
That Pittie Smile, the ear-to-ear grin is unmistakeable! Unfortunately, many Pit Bulls or Staffordshire Bull Terriers also have dry, crusty or cracked noses. NOSE BUTTER to the Pit Bull Nose Rescue!
Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier may have a dry nose, it may have some crustiness on it or it may be a more extreme version. If your dog's nose has layers or chunks of scab-like tissue covering their nose, it may be Nasal Hyperkeratosis. No matter how dry your Staffordshire Bull Terrier's nose is…NOSE BUTTER® is the answer.
A MOIST NOSE IS A BIG DEAL TO YOUR STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
The Pit Bull descended from the old Bulldog and a variety of Terriers. The “original” Bulldog was used in bear and bull baiting as early as the mid 1500s. When these activities were outlawed, they turned to dog fighting. They wanted a dog that was as fierce as the Bulldog and as agile as the terrier, so they crossed back and forth to get what they wanted.
So, your dog's forefathers, err, fore-dogs, were bred to fight bulls at one time or, sadly, each other. A moist, healthy nose was necessary to gulp deep breaths of air AND to know where opponents were at all times. Apologies for bringing up the darker roots, but there is a connection to today's dogs.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT NAME? PIT BULL? STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER? AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER?
For this listing we use Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Pit Bull loosely interchangeably. The term Pit Bull is usually used to describe any of the bully breeds listed below. NOSE BUTTER® with the American Staffordshire Terrier label is found here.
Two different types of these Bulldog and Terrier crosses that originated these breeds became popular. They are now known as the American Staffordshire Terrier (taller, leggier and bigger overall) and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short muscular, powerful). In 1975 the American Kennel Club recognized the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a separate breed.
Of course, you can get any label you like! Who cares what I call it!
- American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) – recognized by the ADBA (American Dog Breeder’s Association) and UKC (United Kennel Club)
- American Staffordshire Terrier (AST) – recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club)
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier (SBT) – recognized by the AKC and UKC
NOSE BUTTER FOR YOUR AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER IS AVAILABLE IN TINS & TUBES WITH A TRIO OF PITTIES ON EACH LABEL
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, 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
- 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
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.