You should not use Vaseline on your dog’s nose because it can be toxic. Vaseline isn’t necessarily a death sentence in small doses, but if dogs ingest too much petroleum jelly it can cause an upset stomach and diarrhea. Putting petroleum jelly on your dog’s nose makes it even more likely to end up in your dog’s tummy.
Common Reasons People Use Vaseline for Dog’s Nose:
- Dry nose
- Cracked or peeling nose
- Hyperkeratosis of the nose
Warning: Vaseline Can Cause Lipoid Pneumonia
Prolonged exposure to Vaseline puts your dog at risk for additional issues due to a buildup of toxins in the body. As we’ve shared before, there are documented examples of lipoid pneumonia caused by Vaseline. While somewhat rare, it is a serious condition that impacts the lungs following prolonged exposure to fat-based substances like petroleum jelly.
So, What Should You Put on Your Dog’s Dry or Cracked Nose?
There’s a far safer and more effective option than Vaseline to treat all the above and more. Meet Snout Soother, the all-natural dog nose balm specially formulated to soothe, heal and prevent some of the most common dog nose problems, from dry noses to discoid lupus. Read our guide to learn more: 4 Things You Should Do If Your Dog Has A Dry Nose.
Vaseline for Dog’s Nose Vs. Snout Soother
Snout Soother does NOT contain Vaseline. The only thing it has in common with Vaseline is that dog owners often turn to it when their dog has a dry, crusty or cracked nose. BUT, unlike Vaseline, Snout Soother is 100% natural, safe, and effective. Below you can see 5 things that set Snout Soother apart from Vaseline for dog’s noses.
1. Vaseline is a synthetic product. Vs. Snout Soother is made from all-natural and organic ingredients.
2. Vaseline cannot cure yeast or fungal growth, although it can cause bacteria to grow because of its tendency to clog pours and lock in oils + dirt. Vs. Snout Soother is a breathable balm that contains a variety of anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
3. Vaseline does not cure dry dog noses. Vs. Snout Soother heals dry dog noses every doggone day!
4. Vaseline is not safe to ingest and can cause upset stomach, diarrhea, and even lipoid pneumonia. Vs. Snout Soother is 100% safe to ingest. The all-natural ingredients are just as good for your dog’s insides!
5. Vaseline does not add moisture to your dog’s nose, it simply seals in any existing moisture. Vs. Snout Soother is specially formulated to add moisture while sealing in existing moisture as well.