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Dog elbow calluses are unsightly and uncomfortable for your dog.  Plus, unattended elbow calluses on your dog can lead to infection and complications. Rich, uber-moisturizers packed full of healing benefits, melt into your dog’s elbows, bringing comfort and easing the tightness of the elbow callus. ELBOW BUTTER is available in .50 oz slide top tins, 1, 2,  4 and 8 oz tins, .15, .50, .75 oz and 3 oz tubes  and a variety of Combo Packs. (.15, .50 and .75 are twist tubes and the 3 oz is a push-up)


  • All Organic Good Stuff (no worries if your dog licks or eats some)
  • Individually Handcrafted in the USA (by Kathy & Crew)
  • Available in a Variety of Sizes of Tins and Tubes
  • Easy to Apply from Tin or Tube (Tin – Dip Out & Dab Using Finger & Tube – Dab On Like Lip Balm)
  • Packaged in Organza Gift Bag

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Dog Elbow Callus Issues – unsightly and uncomfortable. ELBOW BUTTER™ smoothS dry, cracked, rough elbows.

ELBOW BUTTER is handcrafted for your dog by me right here in far northern Minnesota using Organic Shea Butter, Organic Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Chamomile Infusion, Organic Infusion of Calendula Herbs, Organic Comfrey Infusion, Organic St. John’s Wort Oil, a Dash of Aromatherapy and a LOT of LOVE.


Perfect for elbows that have been irritated and created those unsightly, uncomfortable elbow calluses. Our big dog friends especially are prone to those; Mastiffs, Newfoundland Dogs, Labs, Great Danes, Neopolitan Mastiffs, and others.


Not the most creative name, but what the heck…it IS a BIG ELBOW COMBO! $39.95, valued at over $50 if purchased individually.

This listing includes:

  • Eight (8) ounce tin of ELBOW BUTTER
  • Three (3) ounce push-up tube of ELBOW BUTTER
  • Two (2) .15 oz tubes of ELBOW BUTTER
  • Organza gift bag
  • Educational Material


One Ounce Tin + .15 oz Tube is $8.95 (Save almost $3) or Two Ounce Tin + .15 oz Tube is $13.95 (Save almost $3)

This listing includes:

One or Two ounce tin of ELBOW BUTTER
One .15 oz tube of ELBOW BUTTER
Organza gift bag
Educational Material



  • Clean the callus
  • Liberally apply ELBOW BUTTER to the callus
  • Give treat to distract your dog from licking it off (I assume that unlike us, they can actually lick their elbows)
  • Allow ELBOW BUTTER to be absorbed (keep your dog off fabric furniture until it is absorbed)
  • Without getting all WooWoo on you, the time you spend rubbing the ELBOW BUTTER in is a special time for them (and you), enjoy it and treasure the senior dogs a bit more
  • Nothing will eliminate dog elbow calluses, as they re-create them every time they lie down on the cool concrete or ground, but ELBOW BUTTER will help your dog feel better and be more comfy
Did You Know? Many exclusive spas and nail salons for people tout the efficacy of Chamomile tea soaks for ridding human feet of calluses. Chamomile has been proved to help soften and soothe the ravages of calluses on our feet and those same healing properties work just as effectively on our dog friends.

The purpose of ELBOW BUTTER is to smooth, soften and help the callus be less restrictive and tight for your dog. While ELBOW BUTTER is fabulous, it is NOT intended to remove the callus. Even if it DID, your dog would recreate that ugly callus every time he flops back down on the patio or ground.

Big dogs are especially prone to those; Mastiffs, Newfoundland Dogs, Labs, Great Danes, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Leonbergers, Bullmastiffs, and others. Dogue de Bordeaux’s also seem to be prone to them. As our dog friends get older they are even more prone to dog elbow calluses and pressure sores. Read this post for more on Dog Elbow Calluses. Great for older dogs also. Much like us (sigh), they spend less and less time running and playing and more time searching out a comfy spot to recline on.

Dog Elbow Calluses Be Gone! Of course, you should not shave or cut the calluses off. I know people do that on their corms and calluses, but it not the same for dogs. Don’t even think about it! I wonder if those little flesh eating fish would eat calluses? I did find this suspender-like item that holds the calluses in, if they are huge and pendulous. I am merely sharing and do not know this vendor.

Here is a powerful testimonial on ELBOW BUTTER from a Saint Bernard lover.  ELBOW BUTTER Review Here

Note: Of course, please seek veterinarian care if your dog’s calluses are fluid-filled, draining, etc. 

Our deepest appreciation to Tammy McAllister for the usage of the Boxer images.


  • Tin – Dab a bit, appropriate for their size nose, across the top of the nose
  • Tube – Point away from eyes and swipe across nose
  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days until nose is smooth
  • Then use as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)


NOSE BUTTER will not harm your dog if they lick any off (or eat the whole tin-it has happened!), but we want it to soak in and get its job done. To keep your dog from licking NOSE BUTTER off try the following:

  • Give a cookie or treat before and after application (added benefit – they soon associate NOSE BUTTER with yummy treats)
  • Feed dinner (extra yummy)
  • Play a game
  • Go for a walk


  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days
  • Test crusty area with tissue
  • If crust crumbles off drop back to maintenance application
  • If crust does not easily crumble off continue application 2-3x a day for 2-3 more days
  • Repeat test
  • Then use as needed for maintenance (may be daily for senior or compromised dogs)


  • NOSE BUTTER in the tin and the tube is same product, just different containers
  • NOSE BUTTER will do no harm if your dog licks some and swallows it (or eats the whole tin)
  • The new nose leather underneath may be lighter in color when crust comes off


Many dogs loathe being controlled, held tightly or messed with in any way. Flat-faced dogs often stress a bit more because their breathing is already compromised, so they instinctively try to prevent having their noses covered.  Be FAST in applying NOSE BUTTER and they will not struggle as much.


  • Gently tap NOSE BUTTER onto their nose while they are sleeping. If your dog wakes up, act casual, like you did not do anything
  • Give a treat that is gooey with a stronger smell (goat cheese, bit of peanut butter, tuna) with one hand  and quickly dab NOSE BUTTER on with the other hand

Don’t feel bad – It takes Steve and me BOTH to apply Nose Butter to 12 pound Gio. Embarrassing.

More NOSE BUTTER Info Here

Official Disclaimer: I only want the very best for you and your dog. I am not a veterinarian or a vet tech, but I have years of creating organic products to help your dog live a more comfortable life. Any info you find here is shared as information about The Blissful Dog products. If your dog has any other symptoms that suggest a vet check-up, or your guts says you should, please take your dog to the vet.  Just like in people, sometimes an odd symptom may mask another condition.

french bulldog fawnDRY DOG NOSE INFO

“My dog’s nose is dry”. “My dog must be sick, her nose is warm.”

We have all heard that a warm or dry dog nose means a dog is sick and that all healthy dogs have moist, wet noses.

Actually, a dog’s noses can be a bit warm and be perfectly fine. Just as we have moments when we may feel a little hotter or flush and then fine in a few minutes, so can our dogs. A warm nose, with no other symptoms of illness may be no cause for concern. Of course, lethargy, fever or other symptoms may necessitate a trip to the vet.

A dry, cracked crusty nose CAN be cause for attention. NOSE BUTTER attention, that is! Of course, (blatant plug), we want you to start with using NOSE BUTTER® and take care of it…but let’s look at the WHY of the crusties.


Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis or Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic (unknown cause) condition that is marked by the excessive formulation of nose or footpad crusts that vets call keratin or protein. Thick, crusty, hard, dry crud accumulates on the top of the nose, paw pads, or both. The accumulated dry keratin is usually most visible on the top of the nose and on the edges of the paw pads.  It is common in older dogs and certain breeds seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition.

After thirty plus years of being active in the sport of showing dogs and working in the pet industry, I have seen a lot of conditions that crop up in certain breeds over and over again. Just like with people, it seems there are more and more immune system issues than ever before. I won’t go all vaccines are bad on you here, but I do believe the predisposition to this dry nose condition is caused by a slightly depressed or compromised immune system. For example, French Bulldogs are a dwarfed, brachycephalic breed. This means they have already started out with genetic strikes against them. An x-ray of a Frenchie will not look like an x-ray of a Great Pyrenees because we have created a shortened version of a dog in the Frenchie. The same genetic manipulation that has gone into creating those adorable bat ears and smushed faces has also depressed the immune system. One of the ways that dogs may possibly present with symptoms of a slightly weakened immune system is the protein overgrowth of nasal hyperkeratosis. No one did anything wrong, it is not “in bloodlines”, it just happens because the dog’s immune system is a bit weaker than a normal dog. Whew, I pontificated, didn’t I?

NOSE BUTTER and PAW BUTTER are the key line of defense…not getting all infomercial on you. But that is why I created this line of products…it all started with Frenchie crusties that did not want to go away!

Sensitivities to plastic bowls can cause some nose issues. Switch to stainless shell or a well-made ceramic pronto. All those bad chemicals that we now know were in water bottles have often been used in pet food bowls!

There is another, serious condition, called Pemphigus foliates, which DOES need veterinarian intervention. It is characterized by blisters on the dry nose of a dog. They can burst and form crust that can covers the nostrils and makes breathing difficult. This is an autoimmune skin disease that is so very common amongst our modern dogs and cats. I repeat, your dog’s dry nose in this case would certainly need a vet’s attention.

Some dogs may be sensitive to the sun and need a bit of sun protection. The Blissful Dog SUMMERTIME formula offers the best in organic protection for your dog. As we cannot use zinc oxide, the “Go-To” ingredient for organic sunscreen production, due to zinc toxicity in dogs, we searched high and low until we discovered appropriate ingredients. Learn more here.

This is intended to give you a bit of info on the various conditions that can cause your best friend to have a dry, crusty dog nose. If you need more info, visit the Merck Vet manual site, email us or Google it!

More NOSE BUTTER Info Here

Official The Blissful Dog Disclaimer: This article is not intended as a substitute for veterinarian care. Please consult your veterinarian if your dog needs medical care.

the blissful dog ingredients


Everything that goes into The Blissful Dog products is sourced from human organic cosmetics and all natural supply sources. The exact same ingredients as you see in luxurious spa products are used in the products we make for your, and our, dogs. Questions? Email me!

SHEA BUTTER (Shay) Shea butter is the main ingredient used in your organic dog’s balms. All of our butters build from shea butter.  Cold pressed oil from the nuts of the Shea tree, it is used for its ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea butter has also been known to help protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration. Our shea butter is refined and deodorized without the use of harsh chemicals.Our shea butter is hand harvested, certified organic, and expeller pressed. Shea butter has quickly become a go-to butter for the most opulent of balms and luxurious body pampering. Your dog deserves the best and shea butter is it. The shea tree grows almost exclusively in Western Africa, where it is used as a food, cooking oil, beauty product and source of income. It takes approximately 15 years of growth before the tree begins to bear fruit. For more info here is our shea butter FAQs page.

SHEA OIL  is extremely high in Vitamins A, E and F. It provides skin with all the essential elements it needs for good balance, elasticity and tone. Shea Oil is the base for The Blissful Dog Shine On! Nose Polish™. Using she oil enables your dog to have the same healthy ingredients as shea butter, but in an easy to apply oil form. It is not just melted down shea butter, is is processed differently to stay at a liquid form.

COCOA SEED BUTTER is an aromatic solid butter pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree. It softens at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy, thick consistency to our butters. There is no heavy chocolate smell or caffeine left in the butter we use, just a nutty goodness. Note: There is none of the active ingredient in dark chocolate in the Cacao Seed Butter. So, no harm to your precious dog!

ALMOND OIL is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It made from raw almond kernels and exceptionally rich in fatty acids.

COCONUT OIL is a renowned general moisturizing oil and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. It is great for inflamed and irritated skin, and those with skin sensitivities. For years I had hesitated to use Coconut Oil, maybe it was all those summers slathered in Hawaiian Tropics suntan oil that I am paying the price for now. But after testing it, I knew that it had to be added to the mix.

CASTOR OIL comes from certified organic Castor beans. It is a hard, shiny oil that acts as a “barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes.” I resisted this one for a while, maybe thinking about having to ingest Castor Oil as a child did it, but it is such an amazing oil, I added it and am thrilled with the results. Note: There is none of the properties of the ricin that has been in the news (and Breaking Bad). The process that makes it oil eliminates that possibility.

COMFREY OIL infusion is made from certified organic Comfrey leaves and root (Symphytum officinale) infused (steeped) in a base of certified organic Olive oil. Traditionally used for general wound healing, treatment of bruises and for skin cell growth. Comfrey grows throughout Europe, North America and western Asia. Its leaves are dark green and covered with short hairs.

CHAMOMILE INFUSION Chamomile is relaxing, cleansing, moisturizing, soothing, calming, cooling, anti-inflammatory, and is well known for reducing calluses.

BEESWAX is a wonderful substance secreted by worker honeybees. I use beeswax that is certified organic and when I can get it it, from Minnesota bees. Beeswax has a higher melting temperature, so it helps the various butters in the tubes keep their shape and ship bit better. Paw Butter™ and Elbow Butter™ organic dog butters have more beeswax since it acts as such an amazing protective barrier.

CALENDULA OIL is great for dry and damaged skin, skin inflammations, etc. It is an all around great addition to anything to do with skin or noses, paws or elbows. Nothing but the best for your organic dog! The plant has been used medicinally, in food, as a fabric dye, and cosmetics. This oil has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as combating rough or scaly skin.

ST. JOHN’S WORT OIL that we use is made from freshly gathered St. Johns Wort flowers and infused in organic Olive oil, with Vitamin E oil added. Used externally is is a valuable anti-inflammatory which can help speed the healing of wounds, bruises, bee stings, and mild burns. Just a good herbal oil to use! You will see this ingredient in many organic dog products, such as our Paw and Elbow Butters.

ARGAN OIL is a glorious oil and exploding in popularity now. The active substances, triterpenoids, in Argan Oil offer many  protection benefits. These include tissue healing (scars), anti-inflammatory, sun-protective and disinfectant properties. The oil contains 80% unsaturated fatty acids. Back in the day argan oil was extracted from the nut after a goat ate the fruit. Yep, exactly what you are thinking! Thank goodness we don’t have to rely on goat poo for organ oil anymore.

PUMPKIN SEED OIL is a dark green oil that is very rich in beneficial fatty acids, antioxidants (Vitamin E, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin), and compounds such as phytosterols and delta-7-sterine that have many health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are macerated for their oil and plant constituents. This oil contains over 60% unsaturated fatty acids and is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6.

NEEM OIL has many benefits – both therapeutic and medicinal use. Neem Oil is anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. Used widely in creams, dental products, hair care products, and in gardens for natural pest control. Known for its ability to treat problematic skin conditions, we use Neem Oil in our Boo Boo Butter. This oil is really think and rich, contains a heavy odor. Trust me, undiluted it has a very strong smell!

JOJOBA OIL Jojoba is actually not an oil, but it is a liquid wax ester. Cold pressed from the Jojoba plant, it has fabulous moisturizing properties and is used extensively in the cosmetic industry.

GRAPE SEED OIL is a light oil that is rich in vitamins and minerals which makes it a nourishing addition to any product, especially massage oils, intended for dry, damaged or irritated skin.

The Blissful Dog Reviews

BeforeAfter_orangeblueDelighted customers are the best compliment a business can have. We are blessed to have hundreds of rave reviews, many of which have powerful Before & After images. Visit our REVIEWS page for even more.

Labradoodle Nose is Almost Completely Healed!
We have been using salicylic acid on Magnum the Labradoodle’s nose. Then the split in his nostril was so bad that the Vet dermatologist recommended “Liquid bandage” for humans be applied. Needless to say Magnum hated this. After one application he ran into his crate when he saw me coming with the bottle. I was desperate and then I heard about Nose Butter! Magnum’s nose is almost completely healed. And his nose is now “inviting” for a snuggle! I can’t thank you enough. – Carol

Testimonial for French Bulldog Nose Butter
 Thank you for making NOSE BUTTER!!! My pups nose was all chapped and icky, after two day of using NOSE BUTTER it is a thousand times better. The tube makes application so much easier. She also has super dry ears and I rubbed some on the inside of her ear, and they are no longer dry and itchy. – Thank you, L.

He Knows NOSE BUTTER Helps
Cocker Spaniel Nose is better now! Kathy, I just can’t believe the difference in my doggie’s nose! He doesn’t even fuss…its like he knows it makes him better! Thank you so much for your fab product and for so improving my old angel’s feelings and appearance. –Jacqui x

Boston Terrier Nose Butter Testimonial
I just wanted to say thanks for getting my dog’s nose looking good again. My 12-year old Boston Terrier’s nose was literally coming of in little chucks. Now it’s solid again and looks great!” –April M.D.

Review Chihuahua NOSE BUTTER Saved Her Nose
Your cream has done wonders for my baby girl and I cannot thank you enough! She suffers from severe cracked, dry bleeding nose issues and this butter has literally saved her poor little nose from the pain and suffering it once was so accustomed to. Thank you a million times over!! –Jesica N.

Nothing Had Helped My Frenchie’s Nose!
I have tried so many products for my Frenchie’s crusty nose and nothing has helped . My vet told me about NOSE BUTTER. I ordered it and it came in 2 days! After 3 days of treatment omg …. I can not believe the difference! No more crusty nose! Thank you!!!!! –C.O.N.

I can’t believe how quickly the Nose Butter worked…just like it said it would. It came yesterday. I used it on our English Bulldog last night and tonight and its like he has a new nose. It has always been crusty and now it looks great!!” –Kim C.

Boxer NOSE BUTTER Thumbs Up on Instagram
Idk if your babies have the same issues as mine, but Nika’s nose was so dry and crusty and gross. We found this stuff called Nose Butter by The Blissful Dog. It’s all organic so they can lick it. We have used it 3xs a day for maybe 4 days and her nose looks so much better. Just wanted to share in case any if ur babies make have this problem. –From Tara on Instagram

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Orders ship within 24-48 hours of receipt (not counting Sundays or holidays). Nothing short of a blizzard, zombie apocalypse or that good looking Alcide guy from True Blood showing up will slow down shipping. I don’t get out much, but if I am going to be away from The Blissful Dog World Headquarters (aka-home) for more than a long weekend I ship from my travels OR let you know in the order verification email.

The Priority Mail option includes a FREE freezer pack during summer months (US only). Highly recommended if you live on the surface of the sun aka Arizona, Texas, California or other sweltering locations. As an FYI, I don’t include a freezer pack if it is 60 degrees here and 60 degrees where it is going – keeping that carbon footprint as small as possible! 8-)


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Your order will usually arrive from here in the far north to your mailbox within the US in 3-7 days. Of course, there are exceptions, but that is a good rule of thumb – er – paw.


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International time frames vary from country to country. Sadly, some orders have taken 3-4 weeks to arrive to some countries. I wish I had that teleportation thing worked out and I could just zap your items to you, but until then the USPS will have to do.

I honor and feel your pain on how expensive international shippings is. Using the exact weight allows me to offer you the best rates possible. Tracking is not available after your package leaves the US. Tracking will stop in Chicago, IL, which the exit point for mail in my area leaving the USA. That does not mean it is stuck there, just that the tracking ends there.

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