What uses is Snout Soother recommended for?
Snout Soother nose balm for dogs can be used for the following:
- Dry, Chapped Nose
- Crusty & Cracked Nose
- Windburn Prevention
- Natural Sunscreen
- Extreme Weather Conditions
- Dry Skin around the face, lips and ears
- Discoid Lupus
- Brachycephalic Breeds
How often should I apply Natural Dog Snout Soother?
The more often you are able to apply Snout Soother to your dog's nose, the better. We recommend applying at least 2-3 times per day - especially before bedtime when bodies are healing and regenerating. Once your dog's nose is healthy, you can reduce the frequency of applications to maintain a healthy and hydrated nose.
What do I do if my dog resists applying the nose balm to his nose?
Many dogs do not want their noses messed with because those tissues are highly sensitive - touching IS painful even if they don't show it (Dogs are stoic by nature). Dogs also have many nerve endings in their noses. Imagine chapped lips - ouch!
There are several ways of accomplishing this (depending on your dog). What we hear the most from our customers is to make sure your dog associates the application of Snout Soother as a "reward" - not as a negative or confining situation.
Holding down or confining may not be the best option, either, as most dogs will resist or fear constraint. If you coax your dog with a FIRM, but gentle, approach (and sometimes treats), you should get a better response.
You might try holding a food reward in your hand and let your dog get a sniff of it. As he is licking or nibbling the treat, try to carefully swipe a bit of Snout Soother on your dog's nose. If your dog begins to associate yummy treats with getting something put on his nose, you should have a better response.
You could also try tug toys or belly rubs - anything to distract your dog. Tug works well for many dogs and they will let you do just about anything to their noses with a tug toy firmly locked in their jaws. At that point, keeping the tug toy is way more important than worrying about anyone touching their nose.
Don't give up! They will finally end up with a healthy nose and be able to live pain free.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SNOUT SOOTHER AND COCONUT OIL?
Virgin organic coconut oil is amazing, which is why we include it in many of our formulas! However, coconut oil is a very light moisturizer and just does not have the same healing power as Snout Soother. We hear from many customers, who don’t get results from only using coconut oil, that they are finally able to heal their dog’s nose with Snout Soother.
WHAT IS SKIN SOOTHER RECOMMENDED FOR?:
Skin Soother is essential for:
- Healing wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns, scrapes, Inflamed bug bits
- Acne, rashes, dry / itchy / irritated skin
- Post surgery treatment
- Prevent & treat bacterial infections
- Yeast and fungal infections
- Speeding recovery
- Soothes discomfort
- Lick granuloma
- Reducing scarring
- Great for a multitude of bacterial issues such as:hot spots, bacterial folliculitis, atopic dermatitis, impetigo, acral lick dermatitis or granuloma, allergic dermatitis, seborrhea, alopecia, dry flaky skin.
WHAT IF MY DOG LICKS IT OFF?:
Natural Dog Company products are 100% natural, safe and edible. Our products will still work even if most of it is licked off. Though, for best results, we advise using distractions. Give your dog a raw bone to chew on, a yummy treat, dinner, or play with them for a few minutes until the carrier oils have had a chance to work it’s magic. We hear peanut butter works great!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY SKIN SOOTHER?
We recommend applying at least 2-3x daily. Frequent application to open wounds is important to protect against infections and to kill any existing harmful bacteria. Be sure to generously, covering the entire area. Decrease use with improvement.
HOW SOON SHOULD I SEE RESULTS?
This is hard to say, it is varies greatly depending on the initial condition and frequency of use. Many customers see incredible results within the first week, while others may take longer. It is important to apply multiple times daily and try to distract your dog from licking in order to get the best results. Wounds have been proven to heal much faster with use of Skin Soother than those without.
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