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jocoyn 03-22-2014 08:12 PM

Homemade alternative to Musher's Secret
 
Or is it the best?

I know when I was breastfeeding we used a mixture of lanolin and beeswax to keep mom parts from cracking and bleeding and it is safe for licking. I would like to not put any petrochemicals on his paws.

Basically, we have started walking 4-5 miles every am on asphalt (before it gets hot) and I would like to keep his paws conditioned. No snow or salt here but he also runs a lot. He also has some callouses on his back legs below the hock but, fortunately none on his elbows. Most dogs I have had seem to get knotty on those back legs after time. Not sure why.

Suggestions? I am ordering a pound anyway.......

Bear GSD 03-22-2014 08:24 PM

What about Bag Balm? It says it's a petroleum lanolin base , but does not contain alcohol. I've used it on Bear's pads and he will not lick it.

jocoyn 03-22-2014 08:30 PM

Beau is not licking the stuff I am using right now but I am not sure I want to use any petroleum distillates...it is in a lot of human lotions, too but I don't use it.


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