The purpose of ELBOW BUTTER is to smooth, soften and help the callus be less restrictive and tight for your dog. While ELBOW BUTTER is fabulous, it is NOT intended to remove the callus. Even if it DID, your dog would recreate that ugly callus every time he flops back down on the patio or ground.
Big dogs are especially prone to those; Mastiffs, Newfoundland Dogs, Labs, Great Danes, Neopolitan Mastiffs, Leonbergers, Bullmastiffs, and others. Dogue de Bordeaux’s also seem to be prone to them. As our dog friends get older they are even more prone to dog elbow calluses and pressure sores. Read this post for more on Dog Elbow Calluses. Great for older dogs also. Much like us, they spend less and less time running and playing and more time searching out a comfy spot to recline on.
Dog Elbow Calluses Be Gone! Of course, you should not shave or cut the calluses off. I know people do that on their corms and calluses, but it not the same for dogs. Don’t even think about it! I wonder if those little flesh eating fish would eat calluses?
Note: Of course, please seek veterinarian care if your dog’s calluses are fluid-filled, draining, etc.
Did You Know? Many exclusive spas and nail salons for people tout the efficacy of Chamomile tea soaks for ridding human feet of calluses. Chamomile has been proved to help soften and soothe the ravages of calluses on our feet and those same healing properties work just as effectively on our dog friends.
HOW TO USE ELBOW BUTTER
Clean the callus
Liberally apply ELBOW BUTTER to the callus
Give treat to distract your dog from licking it off (I assume that unlike us, they can actually lick their elbows)
Allow ELBOW BUTTER to be absorbed (keep your dog off fabric furniture until it is absorbed)
Without getting all WooWoo on you, the time you spend rubbing the ELBOW BUTTER in is a special time for them (and you), enjoy it and treasure the senior dogs a bit moreNothing will eliminate dog elbow calluses, as they re-create them every time they lie down on the cool concrete or ground, but ELBOW BUTTER will help your dog feel better and be more comfy