How to Choose the Best Paw Balm for your Pet

There's many different paw balms on the market, so sometimes it can be hard and confusing to make the best purchase. Unfortunately most marketed paw balms have unnatural ingredients, are too rough for extended use, or are ineffective and non-absorbent. No matter what you do, make sure you choose an all natural and vet approved paw balm. Luckily, TANUKI paw balms are 100% natural, vegan, edible and vet approved!


If you're wondering which of our TANUKI paw balms to buy for your lovable and furry family member, you've come to the right post! In this blog post, we'll go through both TANUKI paw balms, Mend and Nourish, and talk about what each do to help you make the best choice.


Mend and Nourish

Mend and Nourish are our two signature paw balms for dogs and cats. They're both fully vegan, natural, edible, and vet approved paw balms formulated to heal and hydrate your pet's skin. No matter which you choose, you're guaranteed to get a balm that's healthy and productive to your pet's overall wellness.


All balms are also alcohol-free and paraben-free. This makes it extremely gentle and soothing for even the most sensitive paws!


Both Mend and Nourish are packed with coconut oil, jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and shea butter. Coconut oil is a great base moisturizer than creates a moisture barrier to lock in hydration. Jojoba oil and shea butter work in tandem to further deposit moisture and additional vitamins deep into the skin. Vitamin E has many health benefits, including improving muscular function, improving the immune system or even preventing cardiovascular disease!


So, what about Mend?

Mend is a healing paw balm with high concentrations of antioxidants, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic, and astringents built to boost your pet's overall immune system. Mend also actively combats disease, heals minor wounds, and addresses skin problems such as burns, hot spots, interdigital dermatitis, fungal infections, and more.


The core ingredients we use in Mend are frankincense, myrrh, and helichrysum. Frankincense reduces inflammation and pain, eases gastrointestinal discomfort and reduces swelling in the small intestine. Frankincense also is proven to reduce the size of existing tumours and fights off cancer cells in dogs. Myrrh is used primarily as an anti-septic and astringent which makes it the perfect cleanser. Lastly, helichrysum is known to rejuvenate scarred skin and boost heart health.


Next up: Nourish

Nourish is a daily hydrating balm that nourishes the skin with antioxidants and micronutrients. Nourish is best used as a moisturize that also boosts the immune system and prevents disease.


The core ingredients in Nourish are lavender oil, carrot seed oil, and rose hip seed oil. Lavender oil is known to reduce anxiety and inflammation in dogs. Carrot seed oil is a deeply hydrating oil that directly targets dry and flaky skin to promote deep tissue regeneration. Rose hip seed oil is packed with Vitamin E and Vitamin C which provides the necessary nutrients to improve the immune system, improve eyesight, and even prevent cardiovascular disease.



The final verdict!

You can't go wrong with either one! They're both perfect for daily use and packed with many gentle, soothing, and natural ingredients for your pets skin. If your pet is prone to overall dryness or is looking to add in a daily balm for their general wellness, we recommend Nourish. If your pet is currently experiencing infections, excessive redness or swelling, or has a skin condition then we recommend Mend.


We hope this article helps you narrow your choice between our Nourish and Mend paw balm products. Like we mentioned earlier, the most important thing is to pick a soothing, gentle, and vet approved paw balm that only has the highest grade ingredients.


You can shop all of our balms on our balm page here: Shop Now!


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