The Chester & Cooke Nose, Skin and Paw Balm
Our moisturising dog balm is perfect for dry or crusty noses, sore and cracked paw pads, calloused elbows, or irritated skin. So is a great addition to your dogs 1st aid kit. This is handmade and all natural with no nasties. Safe to lick and is lightly scented.
Our balm is made with hemp, lavender and peppermint oils. Hemp oil contains Omega 3 and 6 and is a great source of high quality nutrients for skin health.
How and when to apply
Dogs tend to lick their noses, especially around feed times, so we recommend using the nose balm after your dog has eaten. Apply to clean dry skin as often as needed. In the first instance apply morning and night and 1-2 extra times during the day. But do not worry our balm is safe to lick.
A dry nose doesn’t necessarily mean your dog is unwell, but it could indicate an allergy or irritant. The main reasons why your dog’s nose is dry could be due to allergies or sunburn, from excessive licking, age or perhaps dehydration. However, if they are showing any other symptoms that concern you its best to get them checked out by a vet.
Dry noses can be sore for your dog so a moisturising and hydrating nose balm can help relieve the discomfort. Using our natural dog balm can help keep the nose moist, prevent it from cracking and help sooth any irritation. As the balm is going on their nose, we have ensured our balm has minimal fragrance and taste, as well as being dog-friendly in case it is licked off.
If your dog likes to stay snuggled up to a fireplace or a radiator during the winter months, they may leave themselves at risk of a dry nose. So be prepared with some balm on stand by.
Paws and hot weather
It’s always best to walk either early in the morning or later in the evening, out of the day’s summer heat. But if in doubt check the pavement with the back of your hand to see if it will be comfortable to walk on. Amazingly At 25 degrees Celsius the pavement can reach up to 50 degrees, hot enough to burn those delicate paws.
If your dog’s paws have become too hot, allow to cool and then soothe and moisturise the area with a paw balm to calm irritation. It may be worth moisturising the paws daily during the height of summer to help prevent cracked dog paws, rough paw pads or injuries such as cuts.
Your dog’s pads are their only defence against terrain, it is so important to care for their pads and prevent irritated paws.
Like us humans dogs can be effected by the changes in the environment. Pollen and other factors can irritate and cause itchy sore skin.
Chester has an allergy in the spring and summer months, and therefore I went on a quest for a balm, he would lick his paws, eventually making them sore. I wanted a balm to help sooth his skin and wanted it to be completely natural, safe to lick and again plastic free. I’m really pleased with our balm and the results it has had for Chester.
Our dog balm can help repair and calm irritated areas on the skin and paws and discomfort. But again if you are unhappy with your dogs health please do consult a vet.
Breeds like French or English bulldogs, Pugs and Shar Pei’s have skin folds which can become irritated and painful if cracked or too humid. Skin fold dermatitis is also very common in these wrinkly breeds and symptoms may include loss of hair, redness and inflammation.
Using our natural balm will help to calm any irritation and aid skin repair.
Everyday wear & tear
Dogs love to play, and explore, like Chester checking out rabbit holes or Nelson going at 100 miles an hour, irrespective of the terrain. The dog’s normal behaviour leads to general wear and tear on their bodies. Whether it be on their paws, skin or nose our dog balms will help with skin renewal and soothe irritated areas, grazes and dryness.
This product is not for use on Cat due to the essential oils.