Paw Soothing Dog Balm |  Ridley wreck

Paw Soothing Dog Balm | Ridley wreck

Have you ever thought about what a dog’s feet go through in a day? There’s really only one thing between your furry friend and the elements, and that’s his feet! They have to deal with the cold, ice and salt in the winter. Hot pavement in summer, muddy wetland in spring and glory to God – crunchy leaves in fall! They do all this without deceiving!! I know I’m writing this snow, and the freezing and cold temperatures are pretty close. Now it’s time to stock up on some DIY salve for your favorite guy (or gal!). This balm is very soothing and protective for the toes. I use this a lot in the winter to help prevent snowballs from forming but it can also help prevent accidental slips on the ice.

Do we really know all the things our dogs feet touch on a daily basis? I think if we did, most of our dogs wouldn’t be allowed back to bed! Fortunately we can only guess and the harsh reality of where those feet were will remain a mystery. Not surprisingly, these cedar feet can peel, crack, or become dry, painful, and irritated. Toe conditioner is very easy to make, with easily found ingredients (thank you Amazon). Even better, you can use this on dry puppy noses and even cracked heels on your husband, returning your pets and skin to a moisture-loving abyss!

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You will need:

  • 4 teaspoons. from beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Let’s take a more in-depth look at what he was actually putting on the feet of our four friends.

beeswax

Beeswax is useful for treating dry, cracked skin and acts as a barrier in this balm. *Pro-Tip* When buying, I prefer to use beeswax granules, they are easier to handle and melt faster than beeswax lumps.

Organic Shea Butter

Shea butter is an excellent way to soften, moisturize and soften the skin.

olive oil

Olive oil moisturizes and is great for skin and coat health. If you do not want to use olive oil, you can also replace it with sweet almond or sunflower oil.

Coconut Oil

Another great oil for keeping the skin soft and hydrated, it has amazing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It can also help reduce the dreaded ‘Frito Fit’ odor.

Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E oil has anti-inflammatory benefits and can be helpful in reducing inflammation, which is why it’s great to use on sore paws or a dry, cracked nose!

Step by step instructions

  1. Fill a small saucepan or saucepan about 1/3 – 1/2 with water.
  2. Heat it on a low heat until the water is hot
  3. Put a small glass mixing bowl or mason jar into the water to make a double boiler. Add the beeswax into the glass measuring cup/mason jar, stirring frequently until melted (5-10 minutes)
  4. When the beeswax melts slowly add the shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil.
  5. Mix until well blended.
  6. Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil (be careful the glass will be hot). Mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into a storage container.
  8. Let the mixture cool (usually about 1 to 2 hours, if you’re the impatient type, toss it in the fridge)
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Nose and feet balm storage

You can use any type of container you like such as a mason jar, metal container, small metal gift card tins, or better yet, recycle one of your old plastic deodorant containers.

These are excellent gifts for your dog loving friends and family. The recipe above is about 3 ounces, so if you’re using this foot wax recipe for gifts (like I do), adjust the recipe accordingly.

Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1-2 years.

How to use homemade paw balm on your dog

Using Bao Wax in Winter

Dog paw wax is mostly used to help those nasty snowballs from forming between the toes and under the feet of puppies in the winter, but it can help prevent accidental slipping on the ice.

Keep in mind if you are going to use this from the inside on the paws, be sure to use a light coat so your pup doesn’t slip and slide all over the wood floors.

Using Bao Wax in Summer

When people think of palm balm, they usually think of using it only in cold weather but you can also use it on your pet’s feet to protect them from hot surfaces during the summer.

In the same way that dog paw ointment prevents damage from extreme cold and dangerous chemicals like de-icing products, it also protects those sensitive paws from extreme heat conditions.

Palm balm acts as a barrier between the bottom of your dog’s feet and the surface it comes in contact with. But keep in mind that no amount will save your dogs feet on a 100-degree day at 1 p.m. for a two-mile walk on new asphalt, use common sense and always walk your puppy in the morning or dusk.

Use paw balm on the nose

The nice thing about Paw Balm is that you can use it as a nose balm too! Pressure point nails on those elbows can also benefit from this nourishing conditioner – slip on!

A dog’s nose often becomes dry and cracked in the winter due to exposure to the harsh elements outside and the dry air inside.

If your dog’s nose is very dry and cracked and you suspect it is caused by something else, always speak to your vet.

How often should I put pawpaw ointment on my dog’s feet?

You don’t want to use paw balm too much on your dog’s feet because you don’t want to make them too soft. Remember that these paws cover a lot of miles in a day, and tender toes can cause your dog to lose traction, slip and slide on floors or ice or have discomfort when hiking.

Your vet recommends applying claw ointment once a day (twice when dealing with harsh winter conditions). Talk to your vet if you have any questions about how often to use it with your furry friend.

PLEASE BE AWARE: I am not a vet, so if you have any questions about using these ingredients on your pet, be sure to speak to your vet first. Start slowly because some pets have allergies or sensitivities. This balm is a product to help pamper and support dogs’ feet from daily irritation, and is not intended for use in injury/wound care.

To help keep those paws in tip top shape, this balm is all you need! Let me know if you try this. Follow me for more helpful tips, articles, and about Animal Splendor info!

Costello, c. (October 13, 2022) Paw Wax to protect your dog’s paws [Blog Post] Retrieved from http://mybrownnewfies.com

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