Livestock guardian dogs and other working dogs can develop dry, cracked paw pads and accumulate snow clumps in the wintertime. To keep my pups on the homestead comfortable in the snow, I make my own Buddy Balm. Here’s my recipe:
Buddy Balm Recipe
2oz dried beeswax, melted
2oz olive oil
2oz coconut oil, melted
1 drop vitamin E oil
Combine all liquified ingredients in a heat safe container and stir well to combine. Pour into a storage jar with a lid. Use the cooled balm by rubbing just a bit onto each paw. The pads are instantly moisturized and will stay snow free! Safe for outdoor cats too.
P.S. This is great for human skin too!
Angela is the farmer and content creator behind Axe & Root Homestead LLC. This historic six-acre farm is home to two Clydesdale horses, ten honeybee hives, three Hampshire sheep, a guardian dog, barn cats and a flock of 40 geese and ducks. The farm produces maple syrup, fruit from a small orchard and loads of garden produce for consumption, preservation and donation to the local food pantry.