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Top Nose and Paw Balms for Your Dog

A dog’s nose is highly sensitive and can become very painful when their nose tissues are dry, chapped, burnt or cracked. Same with their paws, your dog doesn’t wear shoes, so they need to keep their paws in good shape.

No dog owner wants to see their best friend in pain or discomfort, so the easiest way to remedy this is to use a dog nose &/or paw balm. Here are some great dog nose and paw balms:

My Dog Nose It! – Sun Protection
Last year our dog Kobi went to doggie camp and he came back with a burnt nose. So this year, we bought My Dog Nose It as sun protection for his nose. The doggie camp, Eva’s Play Pups, did a great job of applying it to Kobi’s nose. When he returned from camp, his nose was a bit lighter, but definitely not burnt. We’ll definitely continue to use this natural, safe and water resistant sun protection for Kobi’s nose!
snout soother balm Snout Soother
This dog nose balm is the perfect combination of 100% all natural nourishing, healing and moisturizing ingredients. It can be applied to a dog’s nose as a preventative measure for dryness and cracking or it can be used to treat painful cracking and dryness that has already occurred. Snout Soother is to dogs what ChapStick is to people.
Oatmeal Natural Paw Butter I Love Pet Head – Oatmeal Natural Paw Butter
Oatmeal Natural Paw Butter is an all-natural butter that you can use on your dog’s paws to get rid of dryness and cracking.
Just like humans, animals also need a little help to keep their bodies well-moisturized and nourished.It’s made with oatmeal, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamins F and E, aloe vera and olive oil. It’s also free of parabens, petroleum derivatives and sulfate.
Espree Paw Balm For Dogs Espree Paw Balm For Dogs
Espree Paw Balm for Dogs takes care for your dog’s paws and reduces the chances of injury on difficult terrain such as rocky trails, hot concrete, salt and ice. This paw balm conditions and protects, to keep your dog’s paws in top condition.
Nose Balm for Dogs Snoutstik Nose Balm for Dogs
Did you know that a dog’s nose is at least a million times more sensitive than our own? Imagine how painful a dry or irritated dog nose can be!Snoutstik was created to help alleviate dry dog noses caused by exposure to the elements, allergies or heredity. Any dog’s nose will find relief with Snoutstik’s core combination of healing, natural sunscreens, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil.

Itchy Dog? Here are our anti-itch / anti-insect solutions!

lyme disease - stop itchy dog

Prevention – the first line of defense

There are countless reasons why you might have an itchy dog. Here are some solutions for common aliments, but if your dog has a more serious case, please go to your veterinarian.

First, please make sure your dog is using some sort of treatment for the prevention of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies, and lice. We use and recommend K9 Advantix II (check out our product review).

 

Relief for your Itchy Dog

Start by getting your dog some relief with a bath and anti-itch shampoo, try one of these:

 

If there’s no time for a bath, consider something topical, such as:

 

Additional Itch / Insect Prevention Solutions

Get additional anti-itch support with an insect repellent made for dogs:

 

If your dog is still itchy, you might want to see if your dog has any food allergies. Our dog was an itchy puppy until we figured out that he was allergic to grains. We’ve now gone grain free with his dog food (he regularly eats Merrick Backcountry) and he no longer has those itchy bouts.

Dog Backpack – what a great way to carry your dog!

We specifically wanted a smaller dog so we could easily take him with us and travel. As such, we’re always on the look out for another easy and fast way to carry our dog around and a dog backpack is right up our alley.

Stylish Dog Backpack options:

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Dog Backpack and Pet Dome by Petego
All in one backpack, carry your dog, computer and a portable dog house. The Petego Pet At Work system is an ingenious solution for those who enjoy taking your small dog with you everywhere. Not only can your pet be carried safely in the back-pack carrier, but there is also room for your laptop and the portable dog house.
Petego Messenger Bag –  Pooch Pouch
Take your pampered pooch everywhere with you in this stylish dog pouch. Your dog will feel comfortable and secure being hugged close to your body in this accommodating messenger style bag. It’s a great way to carry your dog without the bulk of a traditional pet carrier.
Outward Hound Dog Backpack
The Outward Hound Pooch Pouch Front Carrier is ideal for carrying small to medium sized dogs. It’s mesh siding and lightweight design allow you to pack up your dog and keep them cool. It includes a side pocket for stowing small essentials like keys, chapstick, and poop baggies while a large front pouch keeps your valuables like cell phones and ID cards.
Crazy Paws Sporty Dog Backpack
The Crazy Paws (aka Wacky Paws) Sporty Dog Backpack is easy to use and features air mesh material, giving your small dog the proper ventilation he/she may need on hot days. You may use the backpack the traditional way (on your back) or carry your dog on the front side. A unique feature is the waist line strap that can buckle around your waist to better secure and support the weight of your dog.
Prefer Pets Backpack Dog Carrier
This bag is in-cabin airline approved for most airlines and can be used as a backpack or a carrier. It’s made of heavy-duty nylon canvas with a zipper entry on one side, as well as, a zipper halfway down the opposite side. It has durable mesh covered windows on four sides for ventilation. For a similar alternative bag, check out the Natuvalle.

Dog Cooling Vests – Great for Summer

It’s hot this summer and it doesn’t hurt to have a variety of ways to cool down your pooch. If you’re out for longer walks or taking a hike, it’s great to use a dog cooling vest.

How does it work?

Typically you dip in water (preferably cold water), wring dry and it helps to cool down your dog. Remember, most of your dog’s sweat glands are located around its paw pads. Dogs don’t really have sweat glands on on their torsos, so the cooling vest brings that cooling action like sweat would for humans. If the cooling vest is dipped in cold water, all the better.

Here are 2 great Dog Cooling Vest options:

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ruffwear swamp cooler Ruffwear “Swamp Cooler” Cooling Vest for Dogs
The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler uses natural evaporative cooling to keep your dog cool. Soak it in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. Evaporative cooling exchanges the dog’s heat as water evaporates from the coat’s reservoir. It’s light color is designed to reflect heat from the sun.
Hurtta Dog Cooling Vest
Dip in cold water – wring dry – cool down! Cools and gives your dog a feeling of comfort on hot days. Protects the heart region and chest, vital for circulation. This cooling vest has double the absorption capacity in comparison with terry cloth coats.