A dog’s nose is at least a million times more sensitive than our own noses. I mean think about how much your dog’s nose goes through a day. All those wonderful smells it finds, all the mud it finds when digging, all the kisses it seeks out. I mean a dog’s nose gets a work out 24/7 and is one of the most important part of a dog’s body so imagine how painful a dry or irritated dog nose can be.
I love Sherman’s nose. It’s a gorgeous big brown nose and it is one of the most photographed parts of his body but lately it’s being covered in mud and I haven’t been able to see it much until last week when I wiped his nose with a warm washcloth and I noticed the little cracks on his nose.
I was a little bummed to realize that it was actually a dry cracked nose and NOT dried mud, but have no fear because as luck would have it, I had just set up a review through Sweet Relish to do a product review for Snoutstik® by Opie & Dixie and the nose balm was in route to my house.
Snoutstik® was created to help alleviate dry dog noses caused by exposure to the elements, allergies or heredity, and has a core combination of healing, natural sunscreens, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil.
Snoutstiks®come in 3 different formulas for your dog:
ROSEMARY FOR SOOTHING INFLAMMATION
A natural disinfectant; soothes and reduces inflammation and treats bacterial and fungal infections.
LAVENDERFOR GENTLE NOSE CARE
A clean, fresh scent and calming, balancing properties; provides ultra-gentle skin care and can be applied to irritated, itchy spots as a healing aid.
PUMPKIN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
Used to treat burns and wounds; heals environmentally damaged and sensitive skin; high in Vitamin A (restores healthy skin tissue) and C (antioxidants protect skin from free radicals).
The unique, no-mess Snoutstik®dispenser and silky-smooth formula is said to make it super easy to apply healing moisture to your dog’s dry nose.
I was sent the rosemary formula to try out on Sherman.
While it says that you can dab it on your dogs nose several times a day I chose to apply it on Sherman’s nose 2-3 time daily.
At first Sherman wasn’t to fond of me grabbing his snout and rubbing it on but he quickly just went along with the short process. It was easy to apply and wasn’t messy. It was like putting some lip balm on your lips except I was putting it on my dogs nose.
The rosemary smell wasn’t too strong and it did not seem to bother Sherman or draw the other dogs over to sniff his nose and most importantly, Sherman did not try to rub or lick it off.
So did I notice a difference in Sherman’s nose?
After 5 days of applying the Snoutstik® on Sherman’s nose 2-3 times daily, I did notice a marked improvement in his dry, cracked nose.
Snoutstik is 100% Natural, 100% Vegan, contains no harmful ingredients and is manufactured in the US!
Easy to carry and easy to apply.
Not messy or greasy.
Can be found at most pet supply stores.
Make sure not to place this on your counter next to your lip balm, while it did no harm when I accidentally applied it to my lips, the thought of Sherman’s nose stick being spread on my lips was a little yucky.
***Please see a veterinarian if your dog experiences prolonged dryness, scabbing, peeling or bleeding of the nose, as these symptoms could indicate serious illness.
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**** Disclosure-I was sent (1) free Snoutstik and received additional compensation in return for my honest review of this product. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine only. I only provide product reviews on products that I would use on my own dogs.
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Tuesday 21st of May 2013
Oh my dog. Hilarious! Did it make a difference when you used it on your own lips? After the weekend in DC, my whole body needs hydrating. Gah!
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
Monday 20th of May 2013
Wow what a difference. I love when a product actually does what it says it will do. All signed up :)
Sunday 19th of May 2013
Hey Sherman! Your nose really looks better in that last photo! Good stuff!
Friday 17th of May 2013
What a great giveaway package! We just signed up for their newsletter!
Friday 17th of May 2013
Pip could definitely use some of this. Thanks for the tip!