DR.MAGGIE™ Paw Protector is a convenient alternative to boots when walking dogs in harsh conditions that can irritate and damage their paws.
Safe Natural Ingredients
Moisturizing and conditioning agents for effective year round protection including:
- Shea Butter
- Jojoba Oil
Apply liberally to pads and between toes.
- Soft at room temperature for easy application
- Waxes harden in cold weather to:
- Prevent irritation from street salt
- Repel ice and snow
- Prevent painful build up between toes and around pads
- Continues conditioning and protecting after the waxes wear off
- No messy clean up when you get home
Apply a small amount when sidewalks are hot.
- Prevent dryness and irritation from hot pavement
- Healing and moisturizing agents prevent friction from flyball or agility sports
- Contains vitamins E and B complex, and is high in vitamin C.
- It heals and treats dry skin.
- It also acts as a natural preservative in this product to prolong shelf life.
- Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E
- Heals, soothes and protects the skin from damage
- Helps prevent cracking and drying due to the elements
- Safe for even sensitive skin
- Reduces inflammation
- Softens skin
- Has antioxidant properties
- Forms a protective layer on the skin’s surface
- Rich in essential fatty acids
- Has beneficial moisturizing properties
Paraffin wax and Petrolatum
- Used to obtain the specific texture and durability of the product
- Ensures ease of application at room temperature
- Produces a somewhat tacky effect in the product to help reduce slipping on snow and ice
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it make a mess in my house?
DR. MAGGIE™ Paw Protector is designed for outdoor use. Apply at the door. The waxes will wear off gradually in cold weather over a 15-20 minute walk. By that time the moisturizing agents are absorbed into the skin for continued protection. There is no messy clean up when you get home.
Can I use it on other animals?
This product is non-toxic for all animals. It is commonly used on horses hooves to prevent snow pack. It is safe if licked or ingested by cats or other small mammals.
I have seen these ingredients in human skin care products. Can I use Dr. Maggie Paw Protector?
Yes. We recommend that after applying it to paws (or hooves) you rub the excess into your own hands. It keeps your hands silky smooth and protects your nails and cuticles from winter dryness.
(It’s for their paws and your paws!)
A lot of your competitors have tea tree oil in their products, why doesn’t yours?
Tea Tree oil (and other essential oils containing plant phenols) has been proven to be toxic to cats, though safe for humans and dogs. As a matter of policy no ingredient that is harmful to cats, dogs, or humans is used in any DR. MAGGIE™ product.
How does it compare to boots?
DR.MAGGIE™ Paw Protector can be a more convenient, more cost effective alternative to boots. Boots can be difficult to put on, and are easily lost. In addition, dogs sweat through their pads, causing a buildup of bacteria in boots which can cause fungal infections unless boots are washed or replaced regularly.
Will the Paw Protector expire or go bad? If I still have some left over at the end of the season should I throw it out?
It has an extremely long shelf life of several years. The expiry date is on the product. You can use it in the summer when the pavement is very hot.