Paw care is important to the health and well-being of your pooch. Your dog’s feet sure are made for walking, but did you know they are also made for protecting?
Their pads provide extra cushioning to help protect bones and joints from shock, provide insulation against extreme weather, aid walking on rough ground and help protect tissue deep within the paw.
With all that work to do, it’s no wonder your pooch’s paws often take a bit of a beating.
Just like people, dogs can suffer the same effects on the pads of feet that people do from the hot and cold temperatures. So when people have dry and cracked skin we normally reach for a cream, balm or lotion for relief.
Unfortunately, your furry family member cannot do that and they have to rely on you to do it for them.
While you can find commercially prepared balms in the store, they are usually quite expensive and have extra unneeded added chemicals.
Its also important to not forget about a dog’s nose, which can become dry and cracked.
This balm can help prevent dry noses in all seasons. Let the soothing begin….
How To Use
Perfect to apply before your dog or cat:
- is exposed to hot pavement (while running/walking with you)
- walks on snow and/or ice
- goes hiking with you
The balm is made from all-natural ingredients that are gentle enough not to harm your dog and that are easy to find.
2 Tablespoons Shea butter
2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
2 Tablespoons Calendula Oil
- Start by melting beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
- Beeswax pellets are recommended as they melt quicker than the larger chunks of wax.
- Stir to completely combine.
- Pour into a small jar and put aside in a dry, cool spot to set.
- You can also place the jar in a refrigerator to set more quickly.
- Use within 1 to 2 years
You can also apply the paw balm at night so it has a chance to absorb into the affected areas.
Your furbaby’s healthy paws & nose will thank you! 🙂
I will be talking about the dangers of heat stroke and the different ways to help your dog cool down in the summer, whilst still having lots of summer fun! 🙂