Does my dog need paw balm? When to use Wolfe’s The Balm for your dog’s paws and nose

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Just like humans get dry hands and chapped lips, dogs can get cracked paws and dry noses too. And just like you reach for your hand cream and lip balm, dogs need a little help to keep their paws, nose and skin nourished. 

Why does my dog's nose and paws get dry and irritated?

Dogs benefit from a hydrated nose as it helps them sniff the world better, because scent particles adhere to a moist nose much more effectively. But factors like cold weather, overactivity and age can all make a dog's nose drier. 

Though they’re tough, paw pads can become irritated from exposure to rough terrain, seasonal allergies and can be a predisposed condition for some breeds. It’s uncomfortable for your dog, and can become worse if dogs lick the affected area. 

Of course your pooch can’t tell you what’s happened, so the best course is prevention. 

Does my dog need paw and nose balm?

If your dog has a chronically dry nose or is walking on rough surfaces often, they may benefit from using a restorative balm like Wolfe’s The Balm

Made from plant-based, non-toxic ingredients like coconut and calendula oils and shea butter, The Balm helps to repair and heal sore paws and noses. 

Rosemary extract, chamomile and calendula oil act as a natural antibacterial to reduce inflammation and itching, while coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E soothe and repair the skin. 

You might want to use The Balm for:

  • Healing a dry nose from cold weather or strenuous exercise
  • Ensuring a dog with shorter snouts maintain a hydrated nose
  • Soothing sore paws from walking on rough surfaces
  • Cracked paws from overactivity
  • Dry or irritating skin spots

How do I use it?

Lovingly massage a small amount of The Balm into your dog’s affected areas as required. It’s best you try and distract your dog from licking the balm off through cuddles, scratches or treats, or applying before bed time. It’s totally safe for your dog to lick it though.

If you have any concerns about your dog’s health, always consult your vet.