Dog elbow balm protection for your pooch
We all suffer from dry skin notably in areas that get lots of wear and tear. For example our knobbly knees, rough elbows and it is the same for our favourite doggie friends.
Many dogs will sleep or lie pretty much anywhere, especially if they can get closer to us and even if a nice comfortable bed is available. However, repeated pressure from hard surfaces can start to wear and tear. And that is especially the case on bony parts like elbows. This can cause the skin to toughen and harden. What commonly happens after a while is that the fur will start to fall off and the exposed skin gets rougher and thickens. This can result is a callus forming which is the body’s natural way of trying to protect the elbow.
Larger breeds are more prone to develop calluses due to their weight and increased pressure on surfaces. Their elbows can become uncomfortable, itchy and even crack and bleed. And that is not unlike what happens to our own feet over time. We will use foot creams and moisturising balms or salts to help with our foot care so just like for us, we have created a balm to help your dog with their elbows.
Our Dog elbow balm is made of 100% natural ingredients;a combination of Hemp seed and Calendula oils and shea butter is mixed with natural vitamin E and Niaouli (similar to Tea Tree Oil) essential oil, which is a mild and safe essential oil for use with dogs.
When used on a daily basis it will help moisturise and soften the skin. While it will not remove the callus, it will help to make it more comfortable, less itchy and less likely to crack.
We use a blend of hemp seed oil, olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil as our base. We then add beeswax to help set the balm, Then we add the remaining calendula flower infused sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, niaouli essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, vitamin E.
Rub a small amount into the affected area of your dog’s elbow up to three times a day. Ideally it’s best to do before rest / sleep periods. A small pea-sized amount should be sufficient as a little will go a long way.
Our dog elbow balm is packaged in fully recyclable aluminium tins of size 30 ml.
This product may be a little bit greasy because of all the moisturising oils and butters. So it’s best to avoid allowing your pooch on the sofa or carpets for 20 minutes or so to allow the product to sink in. Although licking a little bit won’t hurt your doggie, please don’t allow them to eat a whole pot. It is not intended as a food source.