What uses is PawTection recommended for?
PawTection will provide healing benefits as well as prevent damage from the following:
- Hot and harsh surfaces such as:
How often should I apply Natural Dog PawTection?
For best results, use PawTection before going outside. Reapply periodically when exposed to harsh conditions such as ice and snow and especially hot surfaces. Dogs feel pain on their 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.
Since this product is meant for use before heading outdoors, we recommend waiting until you’re already outside to apply. This way you don’t need to worry! If applying while indoors, you may want to lay down a old towel or rag just incase.
Will PawTection make my dog's paws soft and more prone to injury?
Check out our blog article detailing (and debunking) these concerns here.
Dog paw pads are naturally thick, but they should not be overly dry. Dry, chapped, paw pads are more prone to injury from splitting and cracking. Healthy, moisturized paws will flex rather than split and 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. Many customers use our Paw Soother and PawTection for agility training to help give dogs much better contact, safety and speed.
Will PawTection 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 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.