This All Natural Dog Paw Protective Cream was developed in Canada for use with sledding dogs. All dogs benefit for the tenacious protection even in the most extreme conditions
Musher's Secret is a dense, barrier wax
that forms a breathable bond with your dog's paws.
Protect your dog from:
- Salt and Chemicals
- Ice build-up
- Sand and sandburn
- Hot pavement
- Rough terrain
How it Works:
- Safe and Natural
- Made from a blend of several food-grade
waxes, then refined according
to our our own special formulations
- This medium size jar saves you money and should last a whole winter or hunting season
- Musher's Secret is the safe, non-toxic
way to protect your dog's paws.
- The semi-permeable shield is absorbed
into the paws, allowing perspiration
to escape through the toes.
- Made from 100% natural waxes
- Apply a thin coat on pads and between toes approximately once a week, depending upon the level of outside exposure.
- Dries in seconds.
- Use weekly or as needed.
- Will not stain carpets or furniture.
- Mushers has no healing properties but used over a cleaned wound, will keep out dirt and speed the healing process.
Reasons Why Dogs Compulsively Scratch, Lick, or Chew
Dogs scratch, lick, or chew for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from allergies to boredom to parasite infestation:
- Allergies. When dog scratching gets out of hand, it is often the result of allergies to food or environmental triggers, including mold and pollen. Dogs may also develop a skin irritation called contact dermatitis when they encounter substances like pesticides or soap.
- Boredom or anxiety. Just as people with anxiety might bite their nails or twirl their hair, dogs can have physical responses to psychological upset, too. In fact, some dogs develop a condition akin to human obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can manifest itself in scratching, licking, or chewing behaviors that can cause severe damage.
- Dry skin. A variety of factors, including winter weather and fatty acid deficiencies, can cause dry skin in dogs. Your pet may respond to the discomfort by scratching or licking at her skin or fur.
- Hormonal imbalances. If your dogís body is not producing enough thyroid hormone or putting out too much cortisol, superficial skin infections can occur. You may notice small, red spots and your dog may scratch or lick as if bothered by allergies.
- Pain. When trying to determine why your dog is licking or chewing excessively, be sure to consider the possibility that something is making him physically uncomfortable. For instance, if you notice your dog biting his paw repeatedly, he could have a thorn or sharp stone stuck in his foot pad. Compulsive chewing or licking can also be a response to orthopedic problems, including back pain and hip dysplasia.
- Parasites. Among the most common causes for compulsive dog licking, chewing, or scratching behaviors are fleas, ticks, and mites. Although ticks are often visible to the naked eye, fleas often go unseen until there is a large infestation, and mites are microscopic. So donít assume that your dog isnít suffering from parasites just because you canít see them.