WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER NOSE BUTTER® SOOTHES, SOFTENS AND NURTURES YOUR WESTIE'S DRY NOSE
The West Highland White Terrier is a classic charming terrier. Bred to rat and hunt, as so many of his Terrier cousins were, the Westie has evolved into the quintessential happy-go-lucky companion.
Of course, there IS a stubborn streak that true Westie fans know only too well! Sadly, they also share a predisposition toward having a dry or crusty nose with many of their Terrier kin. Your Westie may have a bit of dryness on their nose or it may be covered in a thicker crusty tissue, which may be Nasal Hyperkeratosis (more info on that condition HERE). In either case, NOSE BUTTER® is the key to your Westie's nose getting and staying in tip top condition.
NOSE BUTTER® for the West Highland White Terrier moisturizes your dog’s nose with layers of butters and oils (complete ingredients in TAB below). Use 2-3x a day for 2-3 days, then as needed for maintenance - TAH DAH! DONE!
A MOIST NOSE IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY DOG, EVEN YOUR WESTIE
While your Westie may not sniff out more than that piece of cheese you dropped, he was bred with a specific purpose in mind. They were originally bred to eliminate rats in barns, stables and homes. Those little noses had to get a whiff of the vermin, find it and well, you know the rest. As sweet as your Westie may be, hundreds of years of DNA is urging him to use that little sniffer!
A moist, wet nose is canine flypaper that catches and holds scent particles on the damp surface of the nose. If your dog's nose is dry or rough the smells will not stick. That means your dog can't get the info they need. Remember the last time you had ZERO bars on your cellphone? It was frustrating and annoying. Yep, that's how it feels for your dog.
So, now you can see why a dry nose is not only uncomfortable for your dog, but can also cause stress to his doggy psyche. Makes sense, doesn’t it? A healthy noise nose makes your dog feel better physically and helps him be more secure and confident.
WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER NOSE BUTTER 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.