Your dog’s paw pads are made up of hairless, pigmented skin overlaying a thick grouping of fat and tissue. That skin surface texture can differ based on a dog’s environment. Their paw pads are tougher when exposed to rough surfaces, and smoother and more sensitive in dogs that don’t walk as much or who are always on smooth, soft surfaces. Dogs’ paw pads mainly help them with balance and stability, providing traction while also acting as shock absorbers for the bones, tendons and ligaments of each limb.
However, while composed of tough keratinized epithelium, which allows dogs to walk on hot or cold surfaces, that doesn’t mean they are invincible to damage. Dogs’ paw pads can suffer from cuts and abrasions, and can consequently become infected if not properly treated. Dogs’ paw pads can also develop yeast infections, which could be compared to a human getting athlete’s foot.
Maybe you haven’t heard about it before, but there’s a protective wax out there that allows you to protect your dog’s paw pads. It’s called Musher’s Secret. Musher’s Secret is a 100% natural, food grade wax that forms a breathable barrier for your animal paws. Originally developed in Canada for use with sledding dogs, Musher’s was first perceived as a cold weather solution. It is now used for year-round protection in many different environments.
Musher’s Secret is great for dogs that live in cold environments, and often have to walk in the snow. While snow and ice can easily stick to the hair between paw pads and cause frostbite, Musher’s Secret helps to prevent the ice and snow from sticking.
But that’s not all. While Musher’s Secret allows you to protect your dog’s paw pads from both salt residue, ice melt, snowballing and ice build-up during the winter, it can also protect your dog’s paws from any hot pavement during the warmer seasons or any rougher terrain, like sand (protects the paw pads from sand burn) or rocky surfaces, as well as chemicals such as pesticides and lawn fertilizers.
Musher’s Secret is safe and 100% natural. This wax is made from a blend of several food-grade waxes and oils with Vitamin E. It’s non-toxic, non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), gluten-free, and doesn’t contain any nut, soy, or flax oils (which also benefits any dog that’s allergic to these). It’s basically a semi-permeable shield that is absorbed into the paws, allowing perspiration to escape through the pads. It allows dog owners to help soothing, conditioning, and relieving dry and cracked pads. You can apply it to multiple parts of your furry friend’s body, since Musher’s Secret is safe to use on paws, snout, ears, elbows, or any potential body part that can quickly become a “hot spot”. And that’s not all; while it was mainly designed for dogs’ paw pads, Musher’s Secret is safe for both domestic and exotic animals including dogs, cats, horses, chickens, etc.
Musher’s Secret is incredibly easy to apply. If you’re looking to use it during the entire year, just apply a thin layer 2-3 times a week and rub in. It will get absorbed in a short time frame, and after Musher’s Secret is absorbed it won’t come off on floors, carpeting or clothing. The only way this happens is if you apply too much of it, but when considering snowy conditions additional applications may be necessary, and probably advisable. When looking to prevent snowballing, just rub some Musher’s Secret up in between and around the pads.
With Musher’s Secret you can easily condition your dog’s paw pads, allowing you to always have them protected from snow, ice, salt, sand, rocky surfaces, and any hot surfaces (like hot pavement outside your house, or hot sand or rocky terrain when going to the beach or while hunting).
Keep in mind that because Musher’s Secret is a stable wax, its shelf life is indefinite, meaning one wax jar can last you a long time. If you’re interested in getting Musher’s Secret, this dogs’ paw pads protection wax comes available in 3 different jar sizes: 60g, 200g, and 454g. You can find out where the closest dealer to your house is located via Musher’s Secret’s website, by clicking here.