JAPANESE CHIN NOSE BUTTER DRY NOSE TREATMENT
WHAT CAUSES MY JAPANESE CHIN TO HAVE A DRY NOSE?
Many Japanese Chin struggle with dry noses, partially due to the extremely flat faces and also to their diminutive size. If your beloved Chin’s nose is a bit dry or dull, it may be a simple dry nose and NOSE BUTTER® will moisturize and soothe their nose.
But, if there are layers of crust or it looks like crusty stuff is literally growing on top of the nose, it may be a common canine condition called Nasal Hyperkeratosis. The Japanese Chin has two of the triggers – toy dog size and that adorable flat face. If your Japanese Chin’s nose resembles any of the ones pictures, read the info in the toggle bar – click on the + below.
Nasal hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition (¯\(°_o)/¯ medical-speak for they don’t have a clue where it comes from) that causes your dog to create a protein or keratin overgrowth (keratin-more jargon, it just means protein tissue). It is tissue, so it may bleed if you try to pick it off (don’t pick, dogs hate that).
You have not done anything wrong, this is not caused from bad genetics, your dog’s food or water or his love for rooting in the dirt. While it IS a condition, nasal hyperkeratosis can be easily gotten under control and kept under control.
Flat-faced breeds, Bulldog types, toy breeds, the mastiff family and anything with a chunky body type or extreme characteristics seem to have a genetic predisposition toward this condition.
Dry climates, dry heating or a/c and some physical conditions or medications may also aggravate the dryness.
The term condition means this is a chronic issue that can be HEALED but not CURED. The symptoms (the crust) can be gotten under control, and kept under control, but regular maintenance is required. Much as heart worm medicine has to be given or ears cleaned, your dog may require extra nose maintenance attention.
Personally, I feel a slightly depressed or compromised immune system is also one of the causes. Many of the breeds prone to this have extreme characteristics such as flat faces, chunky bodies, are really BIG or really small. It stands to reason that to get such an extreme body type and “look” something is compromised.
NOSE BUTTER® can keep your dog’s nose looking and feeling great with a minimum of expense and trouble. It makes me feel so good that our product has helped tens of thousands of dogs all over the world look and feel better. I’m honored you found us!
WHAT WILL NOSE BUTTER® DO FOR MY JAPANESE CHIN’S DRY NOSE?
Now you know what it IS, let’s talk about what will get rid of it and keep it under control…NOSE BUTTER® for the Japanese Chin.
NOSE BUTTER is a rich moisturizer made just for dogs using ingredients that quickly soak into your Chin’s nose in layers. The lighter oils, such as almond oil soak in fast, then the medium-bodied oils are absorbed, such as olive oil, then shea butter and cocoa seed butter melt in,adding a light barrier of protective goodness. But it is light enough for the nose skin to absorb the juicy smells your dog loves.
NOSE BUTTER® for your dog is individually handcrafted (by my team and me – Kathy) here in far northern Minnesota using all organic and natural good stuff – shea butter, olive oil, castor oil, castor oil, avocado oil, almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa seed butter, just a dash of essential oils and a LOT of LOVE. Every item is tucked into a gift bag with complete directions, tips and hints included.
SCENTED OR UNSCENTED?
LIGHTLY SCENTED: Our classic NOSE BUTTER® has a dash of essential oils (Cedarwood for grounding and stress reduction, Cypress for balance and clarity and Ylang Ylang for uplifting energy and light), but unless you have a very sensitive nose, you will probably not notice it at all.
UNSCENTED VERSION: While we totally believe in the energetic healing properties of the dash of essential oils we use, we honor that some of you may prefer a completely unscented version. Select your choice in the dropdown menu.
WHAT NOSE BUTTER® DO I NEED FOR MY DOG? SO MANY CHOICES!
NOSE BUTTER OPTIONS
2-CHOOSE TIN OR TUBE
REMEMBER, THE BREED LABELS ARE JUST FOR FUN! NOSE BUTTER is the same formulation for all the breeds. The breed labels are in alphabetical order loosely by AKC (American Kennel Club) names. I took some liberties, for example: Husky is under HUSKY, not Siberian Husky, Malamute is under Malamute, not Alaskan Malamute.
YOU DON’T HAVE MY BREED? WHAT DO I CHOOSE?
Choose any breed you like OR the JUST A NOSE or our MIXED BREED label. Let me know what breed you have and if I get enough requests I will add that label!
TIP! CHOOSE TIN OR TUBE NEXT
Some dogs respond better to your fingers as the applicator, some dogs prefer a quick dab with the tube and others don’t care at all. If in doubt get a Combo that has tins and tubes and try both methods of application. We offer a lot of sizes because DOGS come in all sizes. The Blissful Dog accommodates your dog’s size from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs.
- Product is applied using your fingers
- Tin can be re-used (get your crafty game on!)
- TIP! Do NOT select slider top tin if you are in a hot area (product may melt in shipping over 90 degrees F) go with regular round screw top tin
- Slider top tin is easy to open for those with arthritis or grip issues
- Better value per ounce
TUBES aka STICKS*
- Product is dabbed onto your dog’s nose like we apply lip balm
- Convenient and easy to use
- Nothing gets on your hands
- Product is easy to open for those with arthritis or grip issues
- Tube is like a chapstick, glue stick or deodorant tube NOT like a toothpaste tube
- * I had never heard tubes referred to as “sticks” until recently, maybe it is a regional thing – like all Pop is a Coke in the South…hmmm
- As expected, the larger sizes are more economical
- Older dogs will need more frequent application
- Individual dog may need more frequent applications
- See image below for dimensions of containers
- Remember, a dry nose is a condition that will require NOSE BUTTER® for maintenance
HOW TO APPLY NOSE BUTTER®
- 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 improves
- Then use as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)
DISTRACT & DIVERT
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
FOR EXTREMELY DRY, CRUSTY, CRACKED NOSES
- Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days
- Test crusty area with tissue to see if it is loosened
- If crust crumbles off, go 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)
ODDS & ENDS
- NOSE BUTTER in the tin and the tube is same product, just different containers
- NOSE NUTTER is same formulation for all the breeds…labels are for fun for US
- NOSE BUTTER will do no harm if your dog licks some and swallows it (or eats the whole tin)
- Dip a bit of NOSE BUTTER and warm it in the palm of your hand prior to application, if you so choose
- Some prefer to scoop NOSE BUTTER out of the tin with a spoon or knife – it’s all good!
- In summer – pop NOSE BUTTER into the fridge (envelope and all) for 10-15 minutes when it arrives to firm it up again
- In winer – allow NOSE BUTTER to soften to room temperature (it is coming from far northern Minnesota after all)
MORE TIPS FOR SMOOTH NOSE SUCCESS
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 be much more accepting.
JAPANESE CHIN NOSE BUTTER® COMBOS & RELAX AROMATHERAPY
JAPANESE CHIN BIG SNIFF COMBO 19.95/REG 40.50
- ONE 1 OZ TIN NOSE BUTTER WITH CHOICE JAPANESE CHIN LABEL*
- ONE 1 OZ TIN BOO BOO BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN OUCH! LABEL
- TWO .15 OZ TUBES NOSE BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN LABEL
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE BOOBOO BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN OUCH! LABEL
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE PAW BUTTER
- IN A BIG ALUMINUM GIFT CASE TIN 5.25″ DIA.
- TIPS & USAGE BROCHURE INCLUDED
- BONUS! ONE .15 OZ TUBES NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME
- UNSCENTED OPTION IS NOSE BUTTER ONLY
* Choose from Darling Duo, Classic B/W Japanese Chin or Sable Sensation
JAPANESE CHIN TIN & TUBE COMBO 10.95/REG.14.95
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE NOSE BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN DYNAMIC DUO LABEL
- ONE 1.25 OZ SLIDE TIN NOSE BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN DYNAMIC DUO LABEL
- IN A GIFT BAG
- TIPS & USAGE BROCHURE INCLUDED
JAPANESE CHIN NOES TO TOES COMBO 12.95/REG 18.95
- TWO .15 OZ TUBES NOSE BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN DARLING DUO LABEL
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE BOOBOO BUTTER WITH JAPANESE CHIN OUCH! LABEL
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE PAW BUTTER
- GIFT BAG
- COMPLETE DIRECTIONS, TIPS & HINTS INCLUDED
IS YOUR JAPANESE CHIN FRIGHTENED BY FIREWORKS? TERRIFIED BY THUNDER? NERVOUS TO BE ALONE?
RELAX DOG AROMATHERAPY FOR STRESSED JAPANESE CHIN
For all of their jaunty confidence, there can be events and situations that cause even the self-assured Japanese Chin to be fearful. Thunderstorms, fireworks, travel, trips to the vet or being left alone can cause stress in many dogs.
The calming blend of essential oils takes the edge off your nervous Japanese Chin’s frazzled fears.
RELAX – .45 oz roll-on plastic bottle with relaxed JAPANESE CHIN on the label in an organza gift bag. Comes with complete tips, hints and usage directions.
RELAX is our custom blend of soothing essential oils; Bergamot, Lavender, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, and Vetiver, in a carrier of organic golden jojoba oil, organic grape seed oil and organic sweet almond oil
BOO BOO BUTTER FOR YOUR JAPANESE CHIN
Does Your Pom ever have – Itchies, Owies, Bug Bites, Brush or Clipper Burn, Scars, Bangs or Bumps, Small Abrasions or even injuries to an overzealous wagging tail? BOO BOO BUTTER to the rescue!
- Soothes & Revitalizes
- Softens Crusty Ear Edges
- Soothes Scars & Scabs
- Calms Itchy Skin
- Helps Banged Up “Happy Tails”
- Relieves Assorted Discomforts
BOO BOO BUTTER is individually handcrafted (by my team and me – Kathy) here in far northern Minnesota using all organic and natural good stuff – shea butter, olive oil, castor oil, castor oil, avocado oil, almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, need oil, organ oil, cocoa seed butter, oil infusions of: St. John’s Wort, Calendula, Chamomile and Comfrey, and a our synergestic essential oil blend and a LOT of LOVE.
JAPANESE CHIN HISTORY & FUN FACTS
From The Japanese Chin Club of America: The Japanese Chin is a fairly healthy breed with a typical life expectancy of 10-12 years; some live to be 15 years of age or more. The majority of problems seen in the Chin are common to toy dogs in general. Among the most common are luxating patellas (slipping kneecaps), cataracts, and early-onset heart murmurs. Reputable breeders attempt to breed from stock that are free of major health defects in hopes that their progeny will have a better chance at a healthy life.
Japanese Chin Bits: The Japanese Chin we know today probably originated in Ancient China and then made its way to Japan. These delightful little dogs were often given as very special tokens of affection or as part of trade or treaty negotiations.
In ancient times, Japanese Chins were often kept in suspended dog cages, much like a bird cage, hanging from the ceiling. They were fed only rice and saki to keep their size small. Strict laws governed the protection of this breed and death was punishment for many infractions against this prized dog.
In Japan, the name for all dogs is ini, but the Japanese Chin was regarded as as a being worthy of its own class (chin).
The Japanese Chin was first glimpsed by the Western world in 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into what we know as Tokyo and introduced Japan to the rest of the world. The Japanese Chin caught the fancy of aristocrats and working class alike and many were imported into Britain and the United States.
President Franklin Pierce, Jefferson Davis, and Caroline Perry Belmont (the Admiral’s daughter) were amongst the first Americans to enjoy the Japanese Chin. They were called Japanese Spaniels in the USA until 1977, when the name was changed to Japanese Chin.
BELOW Stunning Sable Japanese Chin porcelain by Nyphenburg
Visit the Japanese Chin at AKC.