Snoot 'n' Boot Balm
Paw & Snout Balm 60g
A dog’s paws can take quite a bit of abuse throughout a normal day. They act as a cushion for walking and protecting against extreme weather elements, including heat and cold, but they can also become damaged, causing the padding to become dry and cracked and break down.
When we head out for a hike or a run with our dog we put on our most supportive pair of athletic shoes. But our dogs are equipped with their own built-in sneakers. Their paw pads provide support and traction as well as shock absorption for their bones, tendons and ligaments. It is important to keep your dog’s paws in good health.
The benefits of moisturising for starters is that your dog’s paws will not crack and bleed, bleeding cracked paws can quickly become infected and cause serious health issues resulting in expensive vet bills
Did your dog get too much sun on their snout? Does it feel like sandpaper? Poor thing…. Snoot ‘n boot is just what is needed to soothe rough and uncomfortable snouts! As well as a great moisturiser snoot ‘n boot also works as a natural sun screen as well as protecting your dog’s snout against the drying winter wind. Winter or summer a dog’s snout takes a battering from the elements.
A pea-sized amount of snoot ‘n boot will do wonders for dry sore snouts brought about by hot or cold weather. Make sure you rub it in really well, because your little guy will be throwing that big tongue up to his nose to try and lick everything off. Don’t worry snoot ‘n boot does not contain any essential oils as they can be too strong for a dog’s sensitive snout. Snoot ‘n boot only contains gentle soothing and healing oils perfect for a sore snout.
Here is a list of the ingredients in Snoot ‘n Boot and an explanation of how these can help heal and protect both your dog’s snout and paws. In fact this balm is great for any minor scrap or irritation on your dogs skin it is made with healing, organic, natural moisturising oils perfect for your dog not to mention yourself.
Shea Butter - Shea butter contains a unique substance known as cinnamic acid, and cinnamic acid has natural antibacterial properties that help to ward off infection and speed up wound healing. Shea butter also contains naturally occurring vitamin A, which is known to speed up the recovery and regeneration of the skin.
The vitamin E in Shea butter helps to soothe irritations and speed recovery as well, while the multitude of essential fatty acids keep the skin healthy, elastic, and better prepared to heal itself should the need arise. Don’t worry if your dog licks some of it off of its paws- Shea butter is completely natural and is actually a healthy source of fat that has been used as a cooking oil for centuries.
Calendula Oil - Calendula contains salicylic acid (also found in aspirin), which is pain relieving. It also has wonderful healing power due to its antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and astringent properties.
Calendula is a "must-have" for our dog's herbal first-aid kit as it can be used for all types of open wounds. Calendula oil or balm is excellent for treating minor cuts, insect bites, and abrasions. It brings soothing relief while its antimicrobial and wound-healing properties speed up the healing of the wound.
Coconut Oil - For dogs, organic coconut oil can be incredibly soothing when dogs keeping licking its paws because of its moisturising qualities. Coconut oil contains a high quantity of saturated fats, which is an essential component of skin moisturisers.
Because your dog’s pads can become dry and cracked, it’s important to use some type of moisturiser. For dogs with dry, cracked paws, coconut oil is a wonderful ingredient for soothing balms.
Vitamin E Oil - Vitamin E oil helps to improve dog skin and hair by strengthening skin tissue. Vitamin E works in many skin disorders and provides anti-inflammatory relief to dogs. Other benefits of Vitamin E for dogs include reduction in itchiness as well as redness that occur due to allergies and lowering chances of infestation of skin mites.