Question: Can I use coconut oil for dog paws that are dry or cracked? How does it differ from Paw Soother?
Answer: While coconut oil is pawesome, and a key ingredient in Paw Soother, it is far from the only ingredient. The all-natural balm for paws contains a variety of organic oils, vitamins, butters, and waxes to enhance soothing and healing properties. It is also easier to apply and stays in place longer than plain coconut oil.
The Pros & Cons of Coconut Oil for Dogs
There’s a reason coconut oil is the first listed ingredient in Paw Soother —it has a lot of great properties. It’s a deep penetrating moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and an analgesic—that means it can help reduce pain. Coconut oil is not only good for your dog’s skin; some veterinarians recommend adding it to your dog’s food. When added to a dog’s diet, coconut oil has been shown to improve cognitive function, increase energy levels, enhance skin and coat, reduce allergies and improve digestion. While adding coconut oil to your dog’s diet is a great idea, you might want to reconsider applying it directly to paws.
Since coconut oil is so moisturizing, it’s common for people to consider applying it to their dog’s dry or cracked paw pads. It’s certainly better than applying nothing, aka ignoring the problem. BUT, Paw Soother offers a better chance at healing, soothing and restoring your dog’s paw pads to health for several key reasons.
3 Reasons Paw Soother is the Best Option for Dog Paws
1. Coconut oil for dogs is messy
Trying to apply coconut oil straight out of the jar to your dog’s paws may prove more challenging than expected. The consistency of coconut oil makes it difficult and messy to apply. Since it’s an oil it’ll stick to everything, attract hair and may even leave oily patches on your floors. Paw Soother’s carefully selected ingredients create a balm as opposed to a slippery oil, this makes it more workable and easier to apply without as much mess.
2. Coconut oil is quick to rub off
Coconut oil will rub off after your dog takes a few steps or gives a swift lick to his paws. As soon as it rubs off, it can no longer do its job healing and soothing. Paw Soother is specially formulated to stay in place much more effectively than coconut oil. That’s because, unlike coconut oil, it is made to be directly applied to paw pads. Yet, just like coconut oil, it is perfectly safe for your dog to ingest. After all, we know how hard it can be to keep dogs from licking their paws.
3. Coconut oil isn’t as powerful at healing dry dog paws when compared to Paw Soother.
Coconut oil is an essential ingredient in Paw Soother, but it’s far from the only ingredient tasked with soothing and healing your dog’s paws. Each all natural and organic ingredient was hand-selected for its healing and moisturizing properties. Other essential ingredients lovingly packed inside include:
- Organic Cupuacu Butter
- Organic Hempseed Oil
- Organic Jojoba Oil
- Cajeput Essential Oil
- Natural Vitamin E
- Rosemary Extract
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