Paw Balm; Like lotion for humans!
There are a number of pet care products which are very much needed in taking care of pets. Paw Balm is one of those products!
Here we will be discussing the uses of paw balms and its benefits. We shall discuss why it is needed, the uses and benefits for our pets, what it is made from and much more.
However, before considering the uses of paw balm, there is a need to first understand in what situations our pets need paw balms. First of all, since we all want to ensure the heath and wellness of various pets, we seek different care products to achieve this goal. Paw balm is a pet care product which is as its name implies is used to care for the paws of our pets. It has a variety of uses ranging from paw protection and strengthening to healing.
Paw balm, can be used in protecting our pets paws during harsh weather conditions (cold or heat, road salt etc.). During harsh weather conditions, it becomes a matter of necessity to use protective materials for our pet’s paws. Since we human wear shoes on our feet, we do not have to worry about the condition of the ground whether, what happens to our pets then? Some people put shoes on their pets; if they are luck to not chew them off!
Pets, take example dogs, depend only on their paws for their entire life. The only form of protection their paws get are the ones their owners decide to give them or they don’t get any at all. So how do you protect their paws? Paw balms
Amongst others, the benefits attached with the use of paw balms are listed below:
Paw balm helps to protect the pets paw by creating a form of protective layer over the paw. This protective layer's job is to protect the skin from having direct contact with the surfaces they're stepping on, thereby shielding it against potentially harmful surfaces. This way, it simultaneously acts as a protective covering which works to prevent any form of damage that can be caused as a result of contact with chemicals.
Apart from these, the paw balm serves as a source of insulation to protect the pet's paws from cold and give it warmth.
The paw balm also helps to prevent damage to the skin on your pet’s pawpads.
Apart from helping to protect the skin from damage, the paw balm also helps in soothing and repairing of sore, damaged and cracked paws dues to its special healing and moisturizing properties.
Paw balm ingredients are actually easy to get so you can either decide to make your pets’ paw balm at home or purchase it from a pet stores. Whatever you choose it is probably better and safer to know the ingredients. Listed below are the main ingredients used for making paw balms:
Shea butter, Vitamin E, Coconut oil,Beeswax, Rosemary extract or Lavender oil.
As we know not all products are made of high quality, so watch out for ones with harmful ingredients like zinc oxide and be sure to go for products with only natural ingredients as much as possible.