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Old 12-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last week I noticed Maddy licking her lips a lot, so I looked in her mouth but didn't see anything. I got out the flashlight and had a look, and noted ack! Could be brushing their teeth more thoroughly! But nothing else. A week goes by, about about 100 mouth checks, and I can see her lips getting swollen and pink, so finally off we go to the vet. Vet: so what is wrong? Me: She has a mouth infection; I think it's cellitis. Vet: Where? Me: There. Vet:...Where? Me: Right there. Vet: "Oh okay! No wait, where?" So, I felt a mite foolish, but the upshot is, sometimes dogs get chapped lips, and that allows bacteria or allergens to enter which could irritate the tender inner lip area, so I can put chap stick on her before our runs to prevent this. She got a shot of antihistimines and I paid $290, so we both had to suffer! (while we were there we got thorough well-puppy exams including hips so I guess there was that). Not sure if PF members have ever had this experience with your poodles? But if you do, Burt's Bees makes a nice organic chapstick, honey or mint flavoured
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Indiana: I had no idea that could happen to a pooch! Glad Maddy is okay. It's amazing just how useful ChapStick can be. I put it on Chagall's paw pads if they get chafed or rough. (I save the "good stuff," Burt's Bees honey flavored, for myself!)
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I just got some wonderfull shea butter balm from my new favorite company called Kiss Me in the Garden. I wonder what it might do for Lexi's rough pads?
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Does this mean I have to carry 2 tubes of chapstick now ,or do I share? (NOT!!!!!!!!) hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!
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I just got some wonderfull shea butter balm from my new favorite company called Kiss Me in the Garden. I wonder what it might do for Lexi's rough pads?
Oooh, shea butter, that stuff is so nice. Oh and MollyMuiMa, nope not sharing!
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i would recommend fragrance free for your dogs (and never ever use any essential oils around cats)
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Has anyone else here used Bag Balm? It was originally made for cow udders, but I have used it for my pups, and my family. It works great for paw pads and I've used it for chap stick, knees, elbows, heels, etc. It's not expensive either.
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Has anyone else here used Bag Balm? It was originally made for cow udders, but I have used it for my pups, and my family. It works great for paw pads and I've used it for chap stick, knees, elbows, heels, etc. It's not expensive either.

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I used it on our former dog. I just don't groove on the scent* of it, but does work wonders! Our local feed and grain store sells tons of it.

*(Admittedly, I'm a bit of a *stinker" about scents!)
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I live bag balm! My husband uses it all the time on his hands. I've seen on the tin it can be used on dog paws, but I've never tried it.


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I don't think it was that brand, but we used to get a balm for our cows and used it on our hands and feet too...it is great for those rough summer heels and gardening hands The kind we used had a spotted cow on the front and it smelled kind of creamy...not perfumey but not unpleasant either. But I like the smell of hoof cream too, so that's me. The only thing is, I would hesitate to put it on my own dogs' feet because we conditioned them slowly to running to toughen up those feet...would hate to soften them back up again. But I only recently found out that you can put cream on their noses to protect them, I thought that was a no-no! So I'm learning every day
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