Dog Paw Pad Ointment for Burn Support
Paw pad injuries due to over-exercise are common injuries for active pups, especially on hot summer days. Running back and forth on rough surfaces like concrete, pavement, or gravel may cause tenderness, blisters, burns, and possible peeling in the pad skin. As a rule of thumb, if the surface is too hot to put the back of your hand onto it, then it isn't safe for your little one to be walking on it either. Dog paw pads are pretty tough, but they aren't meant for running on such hard surfaces for long periods of time. Don't feel bad if your fluffy friend has a paw pad injury and you didn’t notice right away because there may not be any symptoms until they are settling down at home later. Just like summer, winter can present some risks as well. It is easy for your pup's paw pads to get dehydrated, dry or cracked with dry, cold weather. The iconic blue/green salt that is sprinkled onto sideways and walkways can definitely cause ouchies in your furkiddo's paws. To avoid paw pad injuries, consider protective accessories like booties or shoes for your furbaby. Shorter walks, limiting time on hot surfaces and using a topical ointment for dog paws are other ways to prevent paw pad injuries.
How NHV’s Dog Paw Ointment Supports Paw Pad Injuries and More
Paw pad injuries can be minor scratches but sometimes the pads are so badly damaged that the surface of the skin begins to blister and peel away from the foot. These injuries can take quite a while to heal and cause a lot of pain and discomfort for your furkiddo. For more severe injuries, vet-prescribed antibiotics may be required. For less severe burns and scrapes, a topical ointment for dog paws like NHV Heal Care can help soothe inflamed skin and help decrease the risk of infection - your pup's paws aren't always the cleanest so they can be at a higher risk for a bacterial or fungal (yeast) infection.
Heal care for dogs contains ingredients like Arnica and St. John's Wort which are beneficial for a variety of issues from burnt paw pads to achy joints. Arnica is known for its ability to help sprains and joint discomfort by dilating blood vessels, increasing circulation to the affected area and enhancing recovery. St. John’s Wort is a cooling herb that has traditionally been used for reducing inflammation and promoting healing from injuries such as burns, bruises, sores, cramps, sprains and discomfort caused by nerve damage.
Promote Healing and Provide Relief with NHV’s Natural Pet Products
It’s great to know that there are ways to support your furkiddo’s health naturally! All NHV products use only the finest organic, wild-crafted ingredients and formulated by the combined efforts of a master herbalist and veterinarian with 50+ years of experience. If you have any questions about paw pad health or need any holistic advice, please get in touch with an NHV pet expert using the button below.
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- 0.70 LBS
- 2 fl. oz. (60ml)
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- adult, senior, puppy
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Made with the finest, organically grown, or ethically harvested herbs. Made specifically for pets, vet-formulated and vet approved.
- Arnica—Traditionally been used topically for cuts, bruises, sprains, inflammation, muscle and joint discomfort, and insect bites; helps relieve pain and inflammation as well as fight bacterial and fungal (yeast) infections
- St. John’s Wort—Contains antibiotic, antiviral, analgesic, immunostimulant and anti-inflammatory properties; it stimulates tissue repair when applied to wounds and reduce discomfort when massaged into skin and joints; especially beneficial for soothing nerve damage
How to Administer
Topical ointment: Clean and dry paw pads. Apply to affected area 3 to 4 times per day until healed. It may be necessary to use booties or wrap the paw with gauze dressing so that your pet does not lick the ointment.
Do not apply on open or bleeding wounds. Heal Care ointment contains arnica which may cause a skin allergy on some very sensitive pet’s. Try the product on a hairless part of the body first to test for sensitivity
Should I check my dog regularly for injuries?
As pet experts, we believe it’s a great idea to regularly check your dog for scrapes, bruises, and cuts. We’ve seen many cases of playful pups having so much fun running around that they don’t even show they’re in pain. Left untreated, the condition can worsen or become infected. Checking often and taking serious precautions like avoiding hot concrete, wiping your dog’s feet after playing in the snow, and using an ointment for dog paws can help keep your dog as active as ever.
Can my dog walk around immediately after application?
Heal Care ointment for dogs takes a few minutes to absorb into your pup’s skin for full effect. It may be tough to keep them off their feet when they’re ready to play, but they’ll thank you later!
What happens if my dog licks Heal Care off their skin post application?
Our ointment for your dog’s skin is made from plant-based ingredients that are safe to ingest. For best results, we do recommend discouraging your pup from licking it all off so that your little one’s skin can heal.
Can I use this on my cat?
Yes. Heal Care Ointment for Dogs is the same as our Heal Care for Cats option. We’ve found splitting up the listing for specific types of pets makes it easier for pet parents to find what they’re looking for on our website. All NHV products are safe for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and more.
Do certain dog breeds respond better to NHV’s dog paw pad ointment?
No. However, we do recommend that breeds with longer hair be clipped or shaved in the areas of application for better absorption and coverage.