What uses is Paw Soother recommended for?
Paw Soother is ideal for the following:
- Dry, Chapped, Rough Paws
- Peeling & Cracked Paws
- Hyperkeratosis of the Paw
- Soothing Paw Allergies
- Shiny Show Dog Paws
- Extreme Weather Conditions
- Fading Scars
- Dry Elbows
Does Paw Soother work for hyperkeratosis?
Yes! Paw Soother is ideal for treating paw pad hyperkeratosis, also known as footpad hyperkeratosis or “hairy paw”. Hyperkeratosis causes skin to thicken, become scaly and sometimes grow spikes. Paw Soother’s natural butters and oils deeply penetrate the skin to soften, smooth and heal the skin back to normal. The spikey skin may fall off, but this is a normal part of the healing process.
How often should i apply Natural Dog Paw Soother?
The more often you are able to apply Paw Soother to your dog’s paws, 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 paws are healthy, you can reduce the frequency of applications and still maintain soft, smooth, healthy paws.
What is the difference between PawTection and Paw Soother?
PawTection is used to prevent damage, while Paw Soother is used to heal existing damage. PawTection is a natural wax blend, so it provides a nourishing barrier between the paw and harsh surfaces and conditions such as hot pavement, sand, salt, ice, and snow. Paw Soother is a butter blend meant to smooth, soften, moisturize and heal dry, damaged, peeling, and cracked paw pads. Think: PawTection before going outside, Paw Soother before bed. Both have amazing collaborating qualities – making them the pawfect team!
Will this stain my furniture, carpet or floors?
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!
Will Paw Soother make my dog slip and slide on hardwood?
Paws will be slick directly following application, so it is advised you allow time for it to absorb into the skin. 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 like dry skin. Many customers use our Paw Soother and PawTector for agility training to help give dogs much better contact, safety and speed.
What if my dog tries to lick it off?
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.
- Distractions: Give your dog a Gnawer to chew on, treats, mealtime, a belly rub, or a dab of peanut butter!
- At Bedtime: Many customers will wait until right before bedtime when their dog is relaxed and ready to sleep through the night. This way the dog is less likely to resist, lick, or run through the house. This is also when the body goes into regeneration mode and you will get the most healing benefit!
- Baby or Dog Socks: This is a great option because it completely blocks the dog from being able to lick it off and creates an ultra healing environment! It will help the product to absorb deeply and reveal super smooth, soft and moisturized skin.
Will Paw Soother make my dog's paws too soft and prone to injury?
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.
Will Paw Soother help my dog's paw from slipping?
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/money 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.
My dog has sores between his paws, is Paw Soother meant for between the toes or just the pads?
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.