Are you looking for a great DIY lickable dog paw balm? The same as you, your dog can suffer from dry, cracked feet. Hot and cold temperatures will dry out and damage the pads of their feet. If it’s painful for us, it’s painful for them.
The ice, snow, and salt from pavements can damage on your dog’s paws. If your dog has been out walking on hot or cold temperature surfaces without foot protection, make this balm and give your dog some foot love.
A homemade dog balm—of natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax—is the perfect ointment to keep his paw pads healthy this winter.
- Shea butter is known to smooth, soften, and hydrate the skin.
- Beeswax is known to help heal chapped skin, making it the perfect ingredient for a homemade balm.
- Coconut and olive oil in this recipe adds additional hydration to leave your pup’s paws feeling silky smooth.
Approved by the American Kennel Club
Note: This balm will keep for up to a year if stored in a cool, dry place.
Why You Need a Soothing Dog Paw/Nose Balm
“We all know that the winter months can be tough on our skin. Between the wind, and the cold temperatures, it’s important to take extra steps in our routine to keep our skin hydrated throughout winter.
Not only does our skin need a little extra love during the winter months, but our pups will benefit from extra care too!”Chloe Mackintosh of Boxwood Avenue
A dog is a human’s best friend, part of the family, part of the ‘gang’.
Take care of your dog in potentially really rough walking conditions. It is tough on their footwear: their actual feet, not your Salomon Hiking Boots.
Boot vs Paw.
When the Going Gets Tough. Enter: Your Dog.
In any disaster or survival situation, your dog is one of your most loyal assets and companion. Their acute senses can give you a slight earthquake warning. When someone unknown approaches your area (potentially, conveniently already marked out by your dog), their heightened senses, even outside of a disaster event, will pick up things you’re oblivious to.
Consider all the facets of their well-being as well.
Have you stored their food along with yours in your long-term food storage?
Do you have worm medication in case a vet is going to be difficult to access?
Walking through debris isn’t going to be the only challenge. It won’t only be hard on your feet, but also on your pet’s paws. While it might be easy to think that they’re faster, tougher, and stronger than us, but if we learn anything from the death of the cows in Kansas, they’re soft just like most of us.
Even if seems to be no limit to a dog’s energy when he or she is rolling around with you. If you have a puppy or an energetic breed, you’ll know exactly how it goes. But remember, in stressful situations and when you’re threatened in any shape or form, a loyal dog has got your back; and so should you.
Since dogs do just as much sniffing as trodding, their noses will appreciate your handy DIY balm skills in experimentation and mastery.
They are also wonderful companions that know when you’re down, when you’re scared, and when you need a friend. The emotional support you gain through having and caring for your animal friend will give is priceless in comparison to the cost of a fun balm project.
As a loving, caring dog owner, if you know the ins and outs about the care of your pet, that animal will protect you to the ends of the earth, till death do you part.
How to Make Dog/Nose Balm
Step 1. Add 1/4 cup shea butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/8 cup olive oil, and 1/4 cup beeswax pellets to a large glass jar.
Step 2. Stir to combine.
Step 3. Fill a medium pot with enough water to cover the jar’s contents by a few inches, and bring to a boil.
Step 4. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
Step 5. Place the jar into the pot.
Step 6. Continue to simmer until the ingredients are completely melted, for about 10 minutes.
Step 7. Once melted, carefully remove the jar from the pot, and pour the melted oils into small glass jars.
Step 8. Allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature and solidify before using it for the love and care of your pet.