FAQs -

WHAT USES IS PAWTECTION RECOMMENDED FOR?

PawTection will provide healing benefits as well as prevent damage from the following:

  • HOT surfaces such as: pavement, sidewalks, gravel, rocks, sand, stone, concrete, decks, etc.
  • Harsh elements such as: salt, snow, ice, rough terrain, extreme temperatures, etc.
  • Helps to reduces effects of contact with allergens, like grass, pollen, or mold.

PawTection creates a protective barrier while also locking in moisture and helping prevent drying and damage.

WILL PAWTECTION MAKE MY DOG'S PAWS SOFT AND MORE PRONE TO INJRY?:

Check out our blog article detailing (and debunking) these concerns here. Dog paw pads are naturally thick, but they should not be overly dry. Dry, chapped paw pads are more prone to injury from splitting and cracking. Healthy, moisturized paws will flex rather than split and actually allow dogs to get a better grip! Dry paws do not have any traction and dogs will have a harder time walking on smooth surfaces. Many customers use our Paw Soother and PawTection for agility training to help give dogs much better contact, safety and speed.

WHAT IF MY DOG LICKS IT OFF?:

Natural Dog Company products are 100% natural, safe and edible. Our products will still work even if most of it is licked off. Though, for best results, we advise using distractions. Give your dog a raw bone to chew on, a yummy treat, dinner, or play with them for a few minutes until the carrier oils have had a chance to work it’s magic. We hear peanut butter works great!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAW SOOTHER AND PAWTECTION?

PawTection is used to prevent damage, while Paw Soother is used to heal existing damage. PawTection is a natural wax blend, so it provides a nourishing barrier between the paw and harsh surfaces and conditions such as hot pavement, sand, salt, ice, and snow. Paw Soother is a butter blend meant to smooth, soften, moisturize and heal dry, damaged, peeling, and cracked paw pads. Think: PawTection before going outside, Paw Soother before bed. Both have amazing collaborating qualities – making them the pawfect team!

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY PAWTECTION?

For best results, use PawTection before going outside. Reapply periodically when exposed to harsh conditions such as ice and snow and especially really hot pavement. Dogs feel pain on their paws!

For more FAQs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.