What uses is Snout Soother recommended for?
Snout Soother nose balm for dogs can be used for the following:
Dry, Chapped Nose
Crusty & Cracked Nose
Extreme Weather Conditions
Dry Skin around the face, lips and ears
Canine Dry Eye
How often should I apply Natural Dog Snout Soother?
The more often you are able to apply Snout Soother to your dog’s nose, the better. We recommend applying at least 2-3 times per day – especially before bedtime when bodies are healing and regenerating. Once your dog’s nose is healthy, you can reduce the frequency of applications to maintain a healthy and hydrated nose.
What do I do if my dog resists applying the nose balm to his nose?
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
What if my dog tries to lick it off?
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
Does Snout Soother provide any sunscreen?
Snout Soother® Questions
Several ingredients in Snout Soother contain natural sunscreen, including Kukui Nut Oil, Shea Butter and Natural Vitamin E. This is ideal for dogs with light colored snouts. Several customers with dogs diagnosed with discoid lupus have reported positive results as well. Snout Soother has an estimated SPF 9.
Can Snout Soother be used on cats, horses or other animals?
Absolutely! Snout Soother can be used on all animals.
What is the difference between Snout Soother and Snout Shine
Snout Soother is a balm, while Snout Shine is oil based. Both have excellent healing properties, however some conditions require different benefits. Snout Soother, being thicker, will stay on the nose better when dogs try to lick it off. It also has a natural sunscreen as well as other skin healing properties. Snout Shine, being oil based, will seep into all the cracks and crevasses to quickly absorb into the skin. It also is a nose gloss – perfect for photo shoots, dog shows, groomers, and anytime you want your pup to look it’s best!
The crust is falling off my dogs nose, is that normal?
Absolutely! Hyperkeratosis in dogs can cause a layer of painful, dried skin on your dogs nose. Snout Soother and Snout Shine both work to penetrate beneath those layers and heal your dogs dry nose. As a part of the healing process, bits and pieces will begin to fall off your dogs nose. Eventually you should see new and healthy nose tissue coming though…but don’t stop applying, as this period is critical to achieving a perfectly healthy nose.
My dog's nose is pink underneath, will the pigment return?
Every dog is different. Sometimes pigment returns in full, sometimes it doesn’t. Many customers have reported that Snout Soother brought back the pigment in their dogs nose. The good news is the dry, painful nose will be a thing of the past.
My Snout Soother is grainy, is that normal?
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!
What is the difference between Snout Soother and coconut oil?
Virgin organic coconut oil is amazing, which is why we include it in many of our formulas! However, coconut oil is a very light moisturizer and just does not have the same healing power as Snout Soother. We hear from many customers, who don’t get results from only using coconut oil, that they are better able to finally heal their dog’s nose with Snout Soother.