DIY Paw Balm

Winter is the most WONDERFUL time of the year because of the snow… obviously!!! In Vancouver that may be a little different but in the rest of Canada there is snow and cold temperatures! The winter is amazing because you get to enjoy so many outdoor activities, some of my favs are snowboarding, snowshoeing + skating! Furry little friends tend to like snowy activities as much as I do. This winter was Zeus’ first time seeing snow and we weren’t sure what to expect but boy oh boy does he LOVE the snow so much! We took him to the ski hill and to all the local trails to go on winter hikes and snowshoes with us. It was important to us to make sure that his paws were protected while hanging out in the snow. In this post, I want to give you a few quick and easy ways to help protect your pup this winter season!

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Protect Their Paws:

  • During the winter your doggos paws can take quite the beating due to all the snow, salt, and ice
  • Dogs don’t have shoes to protect the pads of there feet like us humans do so it is important to take some precautions so they don’t get hurt
  • How you can protect your doggos feet:
    • Booties — if your dog will keep them on they are a good option as they will keep the paw warm and protected
    • Paw balm — this is great as it can be applied to the paw before going outside which will protect their paws from drying out and cracking from the snow + salt
    • Towel — keep a towel on hand so you can wipe off their paws immediately after spending time in the snow
    • Short + sweet — try and keep the walks and snowshoes short to ensure that the pup isn’t outside too long. Then they won’t have time to damage their paws

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DIY Paw Balm

[make: 120mL]

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 4 tbsp beeswax (grated)
  • 18 drops essential oil (I like eucalyptus)

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, bring water to a boil and then simmer on medium
  • Place coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, jojoba oil in the top pot until melted
  • Add grated beeswax — stir until melted
  • Add essential oils
  • Pour into glass container and let cool

Use

  • Apply a quarter size amount to each dry paw before going outside in the snow
  • After being outside — towel dry the paws and apply again to act as a soothing agent for their paw

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