Did you know dogs are born with super smooth, sensitive paw pads that originally protected them while walking through nature? Hot concrete, harsh temperatures, and toxic allergens can leave your dog’s paws rough, cracked, and peeled. Damage to their paw pads can be painful and can cause distress within their everyday life.
Our PawTection healing balm creates a nourishing, protective barrier for your pup’s paw pads allowing them to run free on any adventure year-round! This topical treatment is easy to use and is a potent tool in armoring your dog for any environment, using only natural, organic, plant-based ingredients.
PawTection defends paws against damage from:
- Hot surfaces such as pavement, gravel, sand, concrete, decks, etc.
- Harsh elements like ice, salt, snow, rough terrain, & extreme temperatures
- Reduces the effect of contact with allergens including grass, pollen, & mold
Essential oils like ylang ylang and lavender help soothe irritation and balance dryness while supple mango butter combats free radicals and deeply moisturizes paw pads.
We have shoes, and our pups have PawTection.
Distract, apply, & reward!
With a distraction in tow (we love training treats or maybe their favorite toy) clean up any excess dirt or debris evident around the affected area. Use two fingers or a low-absorbent cloth to apply a generous amount of PawTection directly over your dog’s paw pads. Paws will be slick after application so allow the area to dry (a nice belly rub always does the trick!) and follow up with a treat or play time for a positive reward!
Apply anytime before going outside or before exposing your pup’s paws to any potentially harmful condition.
Pro-pup Tip: For pawsome results, use in conjunction with our Paw Soother balm!
WHAT USES IS PAWTECTION RECOMMENDED FOR?
PawTection will provide healing benefits as well as prevent damage from the following:
- HOT surfaces such as: pavement, sidewalks, gravel, rocks, sand, stone, concrete, decks, etc.
- Harsh elements such as: salt, snow, ice, rough terrain, extreme temperatures, etc.
- Helps to reduces effects of contact with allergens, like grass, pollen, or mold.
PawTection creates a protective barrier while also locking in moisture and helping prevent drying and damage.
WILL PAWTECTION MAKE MY DOG’S PAWS SOFT AND MORE PRONE TO INJRY?:
Check out our blog article detailing (and debunking) these concerns here. Dog paw pads are naturally thick, but they should not be overly dry. Dry, chapped paw pads are more prone to injury from splitting and cracking. Healthy, moisturized paws will flex rather than split and actually allow dogs to get a better grip! Dry paws do not have any traction and dogs will have a harder time walking on smooth surfaces. Many customers use our Paw Soother and PawTection for agility training to help give dogs much better contact, safety and speed.
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!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAW SOOTHER AND PAWTECTION?
PawTection is used to prevent damage, while Paw Soother is used to heal existing damage. PawTection is a natural wax blend, so it provides a nourishing barrier between the paw and harsh surfaces and conditions such as hot pavement, sand, salt, ice, and snow. Paw Soother is a butter blend meant to smooth, soften, moisturize and heal dry, damaged, peeling, and cracked paw pads. Think: PawTection before going outside, Paw Soother before bed. Both have amazing collaborating qualities – making them the pawfect team!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY PAWTECTION?
For best results, use PawTection before going outside. Reapply periodically when exposed to harsh conditions such as ice and snow and especially really hot pavement. Dogs feel pain on their paws!
Our ingredients are organic, plant-based, and never compromised. With the highest quality and natural healing properties, these balms are effective, safe, and will leave your pup living its best life!
Some star players in PawTection include:
Mango Butter | Rich in Vitamins A, C, & E to help combat free radicals that cause dryness & cracking in paws
Rice Bran Oil | Natural antioxidant rich in minerals & vitamins to deeply penetrate skin’s layer to nourish deep
Lavender Essential Oil | Soothes discomfort, heals & fights against germs & bacteria & naturally eases anxiety & stress
Rosemary Extract | All-natural preservative & antioxidant with potent anti-inflammatory properties
Remaining essential ingredients: Sunflower oil, Carnauba wax, Sunflower Wax, Candelilla Wax, Natural Vitamin E, Benzoin Resin, Stearic Acid