Hands down, the best dog paw moisturizer for sensitive pups is Paw Soother. For one, it’s made from 100% all-natural and organic ingredients. This is helpful when dealing with a sensitive dog who will most certainly lick his/her paws after you apply any type of dog paw balm. Plus, it has been proven to soothe and heal more serious cases of dry dog paws, like hyperkeratosis.
More on that later. First, what causes dry dog paws in the first place?
The Most Common Causes of Dry Dog Foot Pads
Cracked or dry paw pads are incredibly common. So common that people often ignore rough paw pads and assume it’s normal—or a sign of ‘tough’ paws. In truth, dry pads are more susceptible to irritation, soreness and abrasions. Plus, dogs love to lick at irritated or dry paws (kind of like you want to lick your lips when they’re dry)—which can lead to a host of secondary issues.
Some common reasons your dog’s foot pads are dry and rough:
If your dog is allergic to something in their environment it can result in dry paws. Allergies may relate to something seemingly innocent, like your dog’s food, or the products you use to clean your floors. Or, they could relate to something more serious, such as contact with harsh chemicals.
Hyperkeratosis is a condition in which the paw pad produces too much keratin, causing paws to become dry and cracked.
- Natural Wear
Dog paws are tough but they aren’t invincible, and they certainly aren’t designed for manmade surfaces, like hot concrete or asphalt. From running on sand, to walking through the snow, there are countless surfaces that can naturally wear away at your dog’s paw pads.
- Zinc Deficiency
If your dog is not getting enough zinc in his diet, it can lead to dry and cracked paws. Some breeds that are more susceptible to zinc deficiencies include Great Danes, Beagles, German Shepherds, Poodles, and Huskies.
- Paw Chewing
If your dog chews at his paws on a regular basis, it’s only a matter of time before paws become dry and damaged.
- Sensitive Paws
Some dogs have overly sensitive paws that are prone to drying out, cracking, etc.
What Happens if You Ignore Dry Paw Pads?
You might be ignoring the issue, but is your dog? If your dog is constantly licking and chewing at his dry paws, he’s most certainly not ignoring it. Instead, he’s busy making things worse.
Even if your dog isn’t a chronic paw chewer, dry paw pads are more susceptible to injury. Plus, cracks can become so bad that they peel and form crusty or bloody sores. This can cause your dog quite a bit of discomfort, and even lead to infection.
The Best Natural Dog Paw Moisturizer for Sensitive Pups
Paw Soother is made from vegan, organic, and 100% natural herbal-based plant oils and butters. The result? A soothing and healing dog paw moisturizer like none other!
Paw Soother can be used to treat:
- Dry, chapped, rough paws
- Peeling or cracked paws
- Hyperkeratosis of the paw
- Wear & tear from extreme weather conditions
- Shiny show dog paws
- + More!
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How to Protect Healthy Paws
Once your dog’s four paws are healthy and whole, you’ll want to keep them that way. That’s where PawTection comes into play. While similar to Paw Soother, PawTection is specially formulated to provide a thicker barrier between your dog’s paws and ground surfaces. As opposed to soothing and healing, PawTection is focused on protecting paws. It also locks in moisture to help support all-around paw health.