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Paw Protect products combat the following Pathogens

All our Paw Protect products combat the following Pathogens

All Paw Protect products have been independently tested to combat the following; in accordance with
BS EN standards. Your beloved companions are safe with us! Contact us for further information.

Bacteria

Campylobacter jejuni
Dipiodia natalensis
Escherichia coli
Geotrichia coli
Klebsiella pentoaceticus
Legionella pneumophila (NCTC 11192)
Listeria monocytogenes
MRSA (clinical strain)
Mycobacterium fortutium (NCTC 8573)
Proteus vulgaris
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 15442)
Salmonella cholerasuis
Salmonella typhimurium (DT004)
Staphylococcus aureus (NCTC 6571)
Staphylococcus pyogenes
Staphylococcus sp.
Streptococcus faecalis
Clostridium difficile
Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Viruses

Human Rhinovirus – Retroscreen Virology
Influenza A – Retroscreen Virology
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
African swine fever
Avian influenza
Foot & mouth disease
Gumboro virus
Herpes virus type 1 & type 2
Herpes zoster
Hepatitis A & B
Newcastle disease
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS)

Yeast and Fungi

Aspergillus flavus
Aspergillus niger
Aspergillus terreus
Botrutis cinerea
Candida albicans
Candida glabrata
Chaetonium globosum
Cladosporium
Collectotricum sp.
Fusarium sp.
Geotrichum candidium
Mucor sp.
Penicillium sp.
Penicillium digitatum
Penicillium funiculosum
Penicillium italicum
Penicillium roqueforti
Phomopsis ortl
Pullularia pullulans
Pythium sp.
Trichophyton interdigitale

Protoza

Histomonas meleagradis
Giardia lamblia
Entamoeaba histolytica
Blastocystis hominis

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Dog Paw Balm

Dog Paw Balm. Imagine walking around all day, every day barefoot, would you consider taking precaution against catching a potential infection? Our Medical Standard, Organic Dog Paw and Pad Sanitising Balm has been developed for that very reason, to help provide protection for our companions against the unknown and the unseen in the environment.

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What a gorgeous day for a walk!

In the case of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits their paws are consistently in contact with the ground and therefore the potential exposure to all kinds of environmental undesirables, from harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, nasty diseases, commercial pesticides and poisons is high.

So how can you actively care for your dog or pawed pets paws?

An effective after walk paw treatment is a great place to start. Let’s look at our canine friends, they walk with us, they work with us and in many cases are used daily by professional organisations all over. Some of these jobs are mucky, and those paws deserve a soothing, restorative and germ combating solution once the work is done.

Dogs paws and pads can accrue scratches, cuts and become dry and crack, this obviously opens the animal up to the potential of real discomfort. Our antiseptic dog paw and pad sanitising treatment promotes fast healing without stinging, so that those paws can get back to being healthy and active faster.

The variable weather seen across the UK means that over the seasons, we get lots of sun (hopefully), rain, frost, ice, snow etc. Exposing those precious paws to hot concrete pavements, freezing cold grass and mud, means a paw treatment to fundamentally protect against environmental contaminants and pathogens, whilst also being soothing and moisturising all year round is not unreasonable.

Our Dog Paw Balm does just that, being medical standard it can help to combat against the environmental pathogens whatever the weather those paws face throughout the year.

Paw Protect - Nina in the snow
Snow is no issue, Paw Protect Balm and Spray can be used all year round!

How is it best to apply your Dog Paw Protection Balm?

Once the excess grime and dirt has been cleaned, the protective Dog Paw Balm can then be applied directly. The act of massaging those paws can be calming and soothing for your dog, increasing your bond with them even further.

Our 100% Organic Paw Balm is medical standard and has been developed to assist in protecting all canine paws. It’s quick and easy to apply and can be used wherever and whenever it’s needed most. Our Dog Paw Balm has been independently tested in accordance with BS EN standards, therefore your Pawed Companion is safe with us. Certification is available on request.

Furthermore the Dog Paw Balm is lick safe, so if your pet ingests once it’s been applied, no harm will be done, so peace of mind is assured. The Paw Protection Balm is suitable for all ages too, from puppies to senior dogs. No restrictions. Paw Protect Balm has been formulated and is made in the UK.

If you have any further questions or queries about our Pad and Paw sanitising balm, be sure to check out our FAQ, or drop us an email at sales@pawprotect.co.uk

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Hot Spots on Dogs and How To Treat Them

Hot Spots on Dogs and How To Treat Them

Now that the summer is here bringing in warmer and more humid weather, one of the more common skin conditions affecting dogs are Hot Spots.

Hot Spots are often painful, irritating and itchy sores which cause discomfort to our companions. They can appear out of nowhere and can spread quickly. over the dogs body.

What Are Hot Spots on a Dog?

Hot Spots are also known as acute moist dermatitis, Summer Sores, and wet eczema, they are localised areas of skin inflammation and bacterial infection. They commonly begin as a small area that can be mistaken for an insect bite, however they can rapidly worsen and spread, developing into a very uncomfortable a painful wound.

What Commonly Causes Hot Spots?

A Hot Spot is often worsened through a combination of excessive scratching, licking and gnawing at the affected area on the animal. The resulting trauma to the skin results in inflammation and further bacterial infections, and sadly the continual disturbance can worsen the wound and add to increased stress in the dog.

The following list is not exclusive, but highlights many of the more common causes of an itching and scratching cycle, which can be caused by Hot Spots on a dog.

Parasitic pests, Flea allergy, Food allergies, Skin infections, Contact irritants, Environmental contaminants, A dirty or matted coat, Excessive moisture trapped in the coat from bathing or swimming.

In the case of some breeds those with thicker and longer coats have a predisposition to Hot Spots. In periods of warmer weather and higher humidity, (more commonly the summer months) the excess moisture held against the skin by their coats can result in Hot Spots.

How To Help Treat Hot Spots on Dogs

With our German Shepherd she had a very irritable Hot Spot on her back. She would often bite at the location, and was clearly unimpressed with it being there. It was obviously frustrating her, and us in turn to see her obviously not her happy self.

To assist in disinfecting and healing the area where the Hot Spot was, the Paw Protect protective spray was applied directly to the affected area, once daily for approx 4 days. The area was given a healthy amount of spray so as to saturate the skin and fur.

The images below chronicle the improvement of the condition over a week. All animals are different, but in the case of our beloved it worked well; we can only promote the effectiveness of something we know to be true.

Hot Spot initially, after the first application of Paw Protect protective spray
After a day or so the Paw Protect protective spray can be seen helping to heal the skin and ‘remove’ the Hot Spot
After approx 7 days the Hot Spot in this instance had healed, no more frustration and irritation.