Those of you who follow along regularly know that I am an over-zealous dog mom. Maddie is my fur baby, and I take extra good care of her (if I do say so myself). Because of this, the fact that Maddie has allergies really concerns me. I worry about her itchy paws and am determined to find a solution (or solutions) that 100% solves this problem.
Trying to solve our itchy paws problem…
Takes 1, 2, 3, & 4…
So far, I’ve added coconut oil to Maddie’s diet, made special paw wipes from essential oils, and put pine mulch in her yard. Most recently, we changed her dog shampoo to Spina Organics Itch Relief, which we love. In fact, I’ve left a big bottle with Maddie’s groomer, requesting that she only use Spina Organics to bathe her. Their Hydrating Wash is also quite good, and I’ve used it to wash Maddie’s paws in between full grooming.
Despite the fact that I consider myself a really great fur mama, who goes above and beyond, I realize that I have not been diligent enough about washing Maddie’s paws. Though a Pomeranian, our girl weighs about 17 pounds. So, washing her paws is a bit cumbersome. And since both my wrists and one of my elbows has been bothering me, I haven’t been taking the time to clean her tootsies often enough. And that means, she’s been licking and biting at them more than I want…
A Possible Take 5…
So, when the creators of Pup Wax contacted me about trying their “non-toxic, natural barrier formula,” which is designed to “soothe, heal, and moisturize” puppy paw pads, I was quite intrigued. I mean, I use moisturizing body wash and still need lotion. So, though we are using an amazing dog wash shampoo with Maddie, I figured it couldn’t hurt to give some extra moisturizer to her paws.
The All-Important Disclaimer…
Though I received two free, full-size samples from Pup Wax prior to writing this post, this is not a paid advertisement–just an honest review, including my opinion about this paw balm. I will not receive any money when you purchase Pup Wax, as I do not have an affiliate link with this family-owned company. (Links to Spina Organics, on the other hand, are affiliate links.)
My Dog Mom Review: Pup Wax, Premium Paw Protection
The fabulous puppy lovers over at Pup Wax sent me their original formula, as well as their vegan wax. Both claim to “soothe, heal, and moisturize paws.” Both also claim to “protect against ice, salt, snow, hot pavement, gravel and other harsh surfaces.” Because Maddie gets out and about often with us, the protection against “harsh surfaces” seemed like an added bonus. (Though I will still be careful to keep Maddie off hot pavement and other situations that could harm her paws.)
Pup Wax, Vegan Formula
We decided to try the vegan formula with Maddie. The only difference in ingredients from the original formula, however, is soy wax instead of organic beeswax. (I love that Pup Wax uses organic ingredients, as Maddie’s doggie shampoo is organic. Plus, I try to cook organic for her, as well.)
The vegan Pup Wax formula has a pleasant, subtle scent and feels quite nice. (I actually just rubbed the excess wax I had left-over after finishing Maddie’s paws on my own hands!) Maddie sat patiently on my lap while I rubbed a pea-size amount of the wax on each of her paws, taking care to get in between her toes. (Though I must tell you that Dane has messed with Maddie’s paws since she was a pup to desensitize her. Some fur babies really hate for their paws to be bothered…)
To my surprise (and delight), Maddie did not try to lick the wax off her paws. In fact, I haven’t seen her licking or biting at her paws since I used the Pup Wax!
The instructions simply state, “Use regularly for best results.” So, I’m still trying to figure out exactly how often I will apply Pup Wax to Maddie’s paws. She went to day camp today to play with her friends, so I think I’ll apply some more this evening when she gets home. For now, I plan to use Pup Wax about two to three times per week. Once Maddie’s paws stay well hydrated, I may cut back to once a week. I just want to make sure she doesn’t go back to biting and licking her paws…
Pup Wax is so simple to apply, I think I’ll be better about using it more consistently (unlike the full washing of her paws). The vegan formula contains 60 grams of wax, which should last for some time. And its price is quite reasonable, especially since quality, organic ingredients are used to make it.
Ready to give Pup Wax a try?!
If you’d like to browse the full-line of Pup Wax products, just click here. I also encourage you to check out their complete website. They have customer testimonials, informative blogs, and more. Truly, I’m proud to introduce this family-owned, dog-loving business to you! And I’d love to hear what you think about Pup Wax after you give it a try…
Maddie’s Pup Wax Review…
So, what did Maddie think about Pup Wax?! Well, I think her faces say it all!
Fabulous one, if anything I wrote resonates with you, please tell us about it in the comments.
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Thank you for this paw wax review! I’ve tried others, like Musher’s Secret, but two out of our 3 pups bites and licks their paws. I am definitely going to order Pup Wax! Can you tell me how you make your wipes with essential oils? Is the “recipe” on your site somewhere that I missed? Thank you in advance!
I’m so glad you are going to give Pup Wax a try! As you already know, we love it!
As for the paw wipes… I got the “recipe” from The DIY Dog Mom. It includes distilled water and lavender. I can’t seem to find the link right now and the rest of the ingredients are leaving me! I’d suggest doing a quick google search to find one you love!
I loved reading your review. The product sounds awesome and Maddie’s before and after pics and testimonial made me smile. She is gorgeous, and now her puppy pads match the rest of her!?❤
Awww! Your comment made me smile! 🙂 Pup Wax really is awesome. And her faces… Maddie is so expressive and truly does talk with her eyes! Love you, Mammo!