Let’s talk about our pet’s paws, preparing for the cold season. Winter is coming and the snow, ice, salt, stones and a number of other things can damage those furry paws during the long, cold winters.
We should think about how important it is to care about our dogs and cats' paws since they have only four paws to carry them through life. During the cold season due to the ice, snow, salt and chemicals used on our streets and sidewalks, the dog’s paw pad may become dry and sometimes hurt. Their noses also can become rough and cracked. These problems need special care to prevent irritation and make them soft again. Anything from antifreeze to salt will not only irritate the pet’s skin but it is also quite likely that they will lick their paws after a walk and the ingestion of such chemicals can be harmful. Pets that spend most of their time indoors tend to have sensitive skin. Therefore it’s always good to take special care of our best friends, including the cats that have access to outdoor life.
The paw salve is one tool that every pet owner should know about and have in their everyday pet kit.
Check out the premium ingredients and benefits of the Nature’s Pet Paw Salve.
Ingredients: Bee wax, shea butter, coconut oil, calendula infused in sweet almond oil.
Organic Calendula : This plant extract has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Bee wax: This amazing substance comes from worker honey bees. It creates a semi-permeable barrier which protects the skin on the pads from anything they come into contact with. It contains a natural moisturizer that locks in the moisture.
Coconut oil:It’s a highly saturated oil that is traditionally made by extracting the oil from raw coconuts or dried coconuts kernels. For dog paws can be very beneficial and nurturing.
Sweet almond oil: It’s is derived from the sweet, edible almonds of the botanical known as Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis, which grows white flowers.With an incredibly rich supply of fatty acids and vitamin E and vitamin B. Just add more ability to moisture the pet paw pad skin.
Shea butter: It comes from the shea butter nuts, native from Africa. It is rich in a number of nutrients and it not only soothes the skin irritation, but it also helps to boost the recovery process of the skin as well.It's highly moisturizing.
And as you can guess, it’s all of the same for their noses!
The Paw Salve is a good choice for pet owners who are conscious consumers and prefer all-natural local products, it will help keep your pet’s paw healthy for the season.
Apply directly on the pet's paws before going out into the snow and slush. Repeat as required.
It’s safe for cats too!
Dr Gisela Novaes
Certified Canine Myo Manipulative Functional Therapist