Snout Soother nose balm for dogs can be used for the following:
Many dogs do not want their noses messed with because those tissues are highly sensitive – touching IS painful even if they don’t show it (dogs are stoic by nature). Dogs also have many nerve endings in their noses. Imagine chapped lips – ouch!
There are several ways of accomplishing this (depending on your dog). What we hear the most from our customers is to make sure your dog associates the application of Snout Soother as a “reward” – not as a negative or confining situation.
Holding down or confining may not be the best option, either, as most dogs will resist or fear constraint. If you coax your dog with a FIRM, but gentle, approach (and sometimes treats), you should get a better response.
You might try holding a food reward in your hand and let your dog get a sniff of it. As he is licking or nibbling the treat (peanut butter works great), try to carefully swipe a bit of Snout Soother on your dog’s nose. If your dog begins to associate yummy treats with getting something put on his nose, you should have a better response. Applying right before mealtime is also a good distraction!
You could also try tug toys or belly rubs – anything to distract your dog. Tug works well for many dogs and they will let you do just about anything to their noses with a tug toy firmly locked in their jaws. At that point, keeping the tug toy is way more important than worrying about anyone touching their nose.
Don’t give up! They will finally end up with a healthy nose and be able to live pain free. Want more advice? Check out our blog article: Tips for Applying All-natural Snout Soother
Natural Dog Company products are 100% natural, safe and edible. Luckily, Snout Soother will still work even if most of it is licked off! Though, for best results, we advise using distractions.
It’s no secret that dogs love food. Applying Snout Soother thick & quick just before every mealtime is a fantastic opportunity for distraction and consistency. It helps us humans remember to apply and also associates Snout Soother with something pawsitive!
If your dog is still licking after dinner, try taking them for a walk, giving them a gnawer to chew on, treats, or play with them for a few minutes, allowing the carrier oils more time to work their magic. We hear a dab of peanut butter on the top of the paw works great, too!
Apply frequently, especially right before bed, will definitely help speed your dog’s healing. Don’t give up! As mentioned, Snout Soother will still work even if they try to lick it off. Want more advice? Check out our blog article: Tips for Applying All-Natural Snout Soother
What you are seeing is actually Shea Butter that has melted and then hardened again. This can occur when the product is exposed to excessive heat or temperature fluctuations. You can find our more about the process here: http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.ca/2011/10/question-heating-and-holding-butters.html.
It is a common occurrence with Shea Butter, but it is just too good of an ingredient to leave out! The only way to prevent this process from happening is to use a chemical emulsifier which, for us, is not an option. Snout Soother is 100% natural and we plan to keep it that way!