One of the drawbacks of winter is dry air - both inside and outside throughout much of the world. Harsh heating systems tend to dry air out. The deep cold that much of North America has suffered from this winter also tends to be a dry cold.
For your dog, this can mean dry and cracked pads or dry and scaly nose leather. Dog owners are constantly searching for a better way to keep their dogs comfortable. Dog Fashion Spa has come up with some unique and helpful solutions for a variety of minor dog problems - the cracked pads and nose leather among them.
The Dog Fashion Spa Paw and Nose Moisturizer uses a blend of organic oils and vitamins to promote healthy skin. This comes in a compact roll on (think chubby chapstick tube) that is easy to travel with and easy to apply. Well known holistic veterinarian, Dr Patrick Mahaney, recommends the Paw and Nose Moisturizer and uses it on his own Welsh Terrier.
Dog Fashion Spa recommends using a paw brush first to remove dead skin cells, the applying the moisturizer. For the nose, simply rolling it on works well. it is important to have safe ingredients since dogs can, and will, lick both their pads and their noses after application. Ideally you should distract your dog for a few minutes after application with treats or having them perform tricks.
Our test dog was a bit suspicious at first, but then seemed to enjoy the moisturizer. Of course, once one dog go the extra attention, all the others wanted it too!
The Paw and Nose Moisturizer can be ordered directly off the website. The cost is $12 plus shipping. While shopping you will also be helping the "charity of the month". For the month of February it is the Courthouse Dogs Foundation - providing support for traumatized people in courtroom settings.