Itchy Paws..let's talk about them!
Poor Henry has allergies when he steps on wet grass. He wasn't always like this. He spent the first couple years of his life in NYC (no grass), then we were in Tampa, FL (dry grass) and now we are here in Pittsburgh, PA..where there is LOTS of wet grass in the morning.
Once he comes inside, we wipe his paws with non-scented baby wipes and then dry them as much as possible. The allergens must still be present because all day, all I hear is *slurp, slurp, slurp* Henry's licking his paws again!
We tried putting socks on him because MAYBE that would help him stop licking. It did work, but it was only a temporary solution.
After doing a little research online, we saw information about a Povidone-Iodine soak for dogs with itchy paws! It's something you can find at any convenience store (look for it by the Hydrogen Peroxide). It will help kill germs, burns, scrapes and minor cuts. Also, it doesn't stain the paws, especially if you're a lighter colored doggo.
All you have to to do is:
- Mix a little bit of it into a container large enough to hold your dogs paws (in this case, we used a casserole dish and did two paws at a time).
- Just mix until the solution looks like iced tea (not the rapper!) and soak for 2-5 minutes.
- Dry off paws for a bit (Henry doesn't mind a nice hairdryer!)
- RELAX! You're done!!
Now, this isn't a fix-all, but it definitely helps remove the allergens to take the down the itching a notch. It's also a good idea to consult with a vet if you are concerned about the itchiness.
Check out our organic, all natural shampoo - it smells AMAZING and it gentle enough for the most sensitive puppers. Take a look, try it out & let us know what you think!
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We went to Penn State for the weekend! The university is located in the beautiful town of State College, PA – dad went to school here!
We have been here once before but this time we had our own hotel room right in town
and got to see the campus in session; the students LOVED us!
As we were exploring the downtown area and the school we got to smell and see all sorts of neat things.
Penny even found her long-lost family!!!!
We had so much fun at Penn State and felt so much love from the community and the students.
We got to eat ice cream at the Creamery but it’s ok because we walked almost 10 miles over the weekend! Needless to say we were pooped on our way home/once we got home. We can’t wait to go back!!
People are probably wondering, "HEY! Why did you guys start selling dog shampoo?". The answer is simple: because we wanted to! No, but seriously, this stuff is amazing.
We sought out the BEST company in the USA to manufacture the organic and all natural shampoo for us. We decided on two different scents:
They smell SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!! After giving our own dogs a bath, this stuff *seriously* made their coats velvety smooth...even for WEEKS after...SOFT AF!
Synthetic detergents (not ours) contain many ingredients which are toxic and harmful to our four legged friends. Instead, conscientious pet owners should use natural liquid soap products (like ours!) designed with your pets health and well-being in mind. Dogs should be bathed every month to remove accumulated toxins that can make them more susceptible to disease. However, excessive bathing, especially with improper cleaning products, may remove natural oils and dry out a pet’s skin and coat.
Many animals develop sensitivities to the detergent chemicals commonly used in pet shampoos today. Because no chemical detergents, synthetic fragrances, colors, or antimicrobial preservatives are used in our Organic Pet Shampoo, the possibility of sensitivity reactions is greatly reduced. The natural essential oil blend also helps to repel fleas and ticks without poisoning your pet.
Click HERE to check them out for yourself and let us know how much it has improved your dog's coat! :)