With two Japanese Chins and a French Bulldog, Amanda and I understand the challenges of not just dry paw pads from the harsh Chicago winters, but also the constant battle of preventing our brachycephalic breeds from developing "crusty-nose" syndrome, also known as Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis. In fact, many breeds that develop Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis are flat-face (or brachycephalic) breeds that lick their noses constantly due to the natural shape of their face. This "crusty-nose" syndrome can be worse during the winter, but is truly a problem year round. The dry paw pad syndrome is known as Footpad Hyperkeratosis. This type of dry paw pad issue can also be year round, but tends to be worse during the winter months when salt and snow are prevalent.
|Dry Paw Pads (Footpad Hyperkeratosis)|
|"Crusty-Nose" Syndrome (Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis)|
In order to combat these issues, we LOVE using products from The Blissful Dog and thought this would be a perfect product to highlight at this time of year! We love the products from The Blissful Dog for many reasons. First and foremost, all of their products are made with all organic products and are thoughtfully formulated to to be safe and effective for your dog...even if he/she happens to get ahold of the container and eat the contents, HAHA. Most of the products are made with Shea butter, avocado oil, Vitamin E oil, Beeswax, Almond oil, Coconut oil and Calendula creating not only an uber-intensive moisturizer, but a product that smells amazing as well!
Products to Check Out!
|Get a special Nose Butter with your breed on the front! I buy "Chin Butter" for my boys.|
I have used the Nose Butter product on both of my Japanese Chins and they not only love the smell and taste of the product. I love how beautiful it makes their nose look.
The Paw Butter is great for all breeds and definitely a product we recommend putting into your medicine cabinet for the winter!
This product is great for larger breeds in particular. Many large breeds, such as Mastiffs, Newfoundlands, Great Pyrenees and so forth tend to slide into a down position, which results in their elbows hitting the hard floor rather harshly. Over time, your dog may develop calluses in these areas and this product can definitely minimize the development and dryness involved.
Lastly, we would like to highlight a unique product that The Blissful Dog offers for "Ouchies & Owies." This product utilizes the healing properties of natural ingredients, such as medicinal herbs and botanicals. This is a great products to use for everyday cuts and scratches, CLEARLY DO NOT USE on gaping wounds, infected areas, etc. In the event of a serious cut or gash, contact your veterinarian immediately.
We hope you take a look at The Blissful Dog and sample their amazing products for yourself. Products can be purchased on TheBlissfulDog.com or online at Etsy.com and search for The Blissful Dog. All of these products are around $5.50-$6.50 for a single container and the Boo Boo Butter runs around $9.50 per container. Be sure to check out their website for other great products, such as aromatherapy oils, Elk antlers, and fun gift ideas. Also, take a moment to learn about the great work they are doing in their Rescue Support Program to help abandoned, abused and neglected animals at TheBlissfulDog.com/rescue-support-program/.
We feel confident that both you and your dog with love everything The Blissful Dog has to offer!
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