TIBETAN SPANIEL NOSE BUTTER® MOISTURIZES AND SOOTHES YOUR TIBBIE'S DRY, FLAKY NOSE
The Tibetan Spaniel is a loving companion, bred for centuries to sound an alarm and be the Little Lion at your side. Like his flat-faced cousins, the Pekingese and Japanese Chin, the Tibbie, as they are affectionately called, often has a dry or crusty nose.
Tibetan Spaniel nose issues can range from a bit of dryness to full blown nasal hyperkeratosis. Luckily, Tibetan Spaniel NOSE BUTTER® was created to deal with all ranges of dry nose problems.
NOSE BUTTER® FOR YOUR TIBETAN SPANIEL
NOSE BUTTER is a rich moisturizer made here in MN using ingredients that soak into your dog’s nose in layers. The lighter oils, such as almond oil soak in fast, then the next level of oils are absorbed, like olive oil or castor oil, then the shea butter and cocoa seed butter melts in, acting as a super moisturizer and light barrier of protective goodness.
Of course, it is always light enough for the nose leather skin to breathe and absorb the juicy smells your dog loves. And yes, there is a Tibetan Spaniel on each and every label.
KEEP YOUR TIBETAN SPANIEL'S NOSE MOIST & HEALTHY
Your Tibetan Spaniel’s moist nose serves as smell capturing flypaper. Floating scent particles adhere to the wet surface of a healthy nose and are sent to your dog’s scent glands in the brain for classification, storage and possible action.
Your Tibbie instinctively knows to keep their nose moist and pliable so they can gather the maximum amount of info possible. If their nose is dry and crusty, they lick it and just like us licking chapped lips, in an attempt to moisten their nose. Of course, this just makes it worse.
With a dry nose, your dog isn’t getting all the info they need, which can lead to anxiety and stress. NOSE BUTTER® for the Tibetan Spaniel moisturizes your Tibbie’s nose with all the luxurious butters and oils you see in the ingredients list. This keeps your dog’s nose in tip top sniffing shape.
TIBETAN SPANIEL HISTORY TIDBITS
The Tibetan Spaniel is an ancient breed with its roots in Tibet. Of course, as you can tell, they share common ancestors with the Pekingese, the Lhasa Apso and maybe the Japanese Chin.
Buddhist monks bred these little dogs to stand guard in the rocky areas above the temples and bark an alarm. Life in Tibet was, and is, hardscrabble due to the scarcity of natural resources, so being made aware of aggressive visitors was critical to their safety.
In Buddhist symbology the lion was the symbol of the Buddha’s triumph over violence, so animals which resembled lions were greatly prized. The Tibetan Spaniel was bred to have a full ruff, like a lion’s mane and a tuft on the tail.
The Tibetan Spaniel was often gifted to visitors of importance from other countries,, which led to their appearance in China and Japan. Of course, dogs from those lands were given to the monks in Tibet and the new infusion of bloodlines helped create a similarity among the Pekingese, Japanese Chin and Tibetan Spaniel breeds.
Pictured above is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Episcopal Bishop Walter Decanter Dennis with two Tibetan Spaniels.
TIBETAN SPANIEL NOSE BUTTER® AVAILABLE IN TINS, TUBES & COMBOS
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.