Paw Soother is ideal for the following:
Paws will be slick directly following application, so it is advised to allow time for it to absorb/dry before coming in contact with absorbent surfaces. Start with a very thin layer to ensure a quick dry time. Many customers will lay down an old towel or rag to protect surfaces during application.
We also recommend applying right before bedtime when your pup is relaxed and ready to sleep through the night. This is also a great time because that is when the body goes into regeneration mode!
Natural Dog Company products are 100% natural, safe and edible. Our products will still work even if most of it is licked off! Though, for best results, we advise using distractions to allow time for it to work it’s magic.
Check out our blog article detailing (and debunking) these concerns here.
Healthy paws actually allow dogs to get a better grip! Dry paws do not have any traction and dogs will have a harder time walking on smooth surfaces. Moisturized, healthy paws will provide a much better grip and help protect against injury by flexing rather than cracking and splitting like dry skin. Many customers use our Paw Soother and PawTection for agility training to help give dogs much better contact, safety and speed.
When paws are dry, they lose traction and can cause dogs to slip and slide on surfaces. When paws are healthy and moisturized, the skin is flexible and somewhat spongy, allowing for better grip, contact and protection against injury from splitting and cracking. We actually have many customers that use our Paw Soother PawTection in their agility training to allow dogs better traction!
You can think of it like your own skin…when your hands are really dry, they have less grip and it’s harder to do things like count money or separate papers. When your hands are nice and moisturized (or you lick your fingers) you’re actually able to handle the paper better!
Keep in mind that directly following application, paws will be a little slick so it’s advised to allow time for it absorb before contact with surfaces like hardwood floor, carpet or furniture.
Paw Soother is great for using anywhere on the paws, including the dew claw and carpal pad (the extra nub located higher up from the paw pad). However, depending on the nature of these sores, you may need our all-natural Skin Soother. If the sores are interdigital cysts or an infections of some sort, the antibacterial and antifungal properties of Skin Soother will help heal and soothe the sores.