Mauja and Atka spend a lot of time outside, especially when its cold. Believe me, it’s their choice. I have to drag them inside or they would spend every minute in the freezing Montana weather. They were built for it!
It is dry in Montana. Really dry. That’s a great thing in the summer. No humidity? Awesome! But in the winter… we have humidifiers going nonstop. I have asthma and literally cannot breathe outside at times. It is dry, dry, dry. Bad news for their paws and snouts.
I don’t know much about kelp other than that it grabs my legs at the beach and sends me into a panic. Not only are there multiple types of kelp (who knew?), but kelp has many positive attributes as well. Some of these attributes include a high nutritional value, improved digestive health, anti-inflammatory properties, stress relief, and antioxidants.
Maybe I should be eating some kelp?
K9Kelp found a way to take the wonderful properties of kelp and make beneficial products for dogs. I am so happy to share the K9Kelp Moisturizer with you! This is going to be wonderful during the long, dry winter.
Atka’s snout tends to get dry during the winter, but they both have dry paw pads year round. I’ve tried a few different products to help prevent the cracking, but I haven’t found one that really worked for us. Either I wasn’t happy with the ingredients or I didn’t see positive changes.
I have been using the K9Kelp Moisturizer on the dogs pads for about a week now and am seeing really positive changes! Their pads were really rough to the touch and starting to crack in areas. I know that the pads get rough over time and aid in protection, but the cracking definitely isn’t good. After one week, the cracking is has become very minimal.
The moisturizer smells so good. So, so good. I would totally use it for myself. Thankfully, K9Kelp sent me a lip balm to try that smells just as lovely! I use chapstick like no one’s business and this stuff is amazing.
I have heard from others that the moisturizer is great for bug bites, rashes, and abrasions as well. I can see us getting a lot of use out of this product.
A little warning if you decide to try the moisturizer… Mauja apparently thought it smelled delicious too. So delicious that she tried to lick it off her pads, my fingers, and even the jar itself. Don’t worry, it’s made of all-natural ingredients so a little lick isn’t a big deal. When the first ingredient is ‘love’, where can you go wrong?
Does your dog suffer from dry pads? What do you do to help?
Disclaimer: I was given the product mentioned above in exchange for my honest opinion. However, It’s Dog or Nothing only shares products we believe in and feel our readers would enjoy.