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Probably not food, dirt, bad genetics or anything you did or didn't do that you should have (did that make sense?). While your Boston may have a bit of dryness on their nose, if it is more of a crust or looks like an oyster shell or tree root, your Boston may have Nasal Hyperkeratosis aka crusty nose crud.

Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition (scientific jargon for they don't have a clue where it comes from) that results in a protein or keratin overgrowth (keratin-more jargon) on a dog's nose and/or paw pads. This protein overgrowth is often seen in older dogs, dogs with certain illnesses or on some medications. Plus, certain breeds or breed types (mixed breed dogs get this too) seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Bully breeds, flat-faced dogs, toy breeds, the mastiff types and anything with a chunky body type seems to be more likely to have this condition. Yeah, Bostons fit several of those criteria!

This listing is for the ONE OUNCE tin of NOSE BUTTER® with a Boston Terrier label tucked into a gift bag and including complete directions, tips and hints.

NOSE BUTTER®, the original and trademarked NOSE BUTTER® for your dog is individually handcrafted (by my team and me - Kathy) here in far northern Minnesota using all organic and natural good stuff - shea butter, olive oil, castor oil, castor oil, avocado oil, almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa seed butter, just a dash of essential oils and a LOT of LOVE. Every item is tucked into a gift bag with complete directions, tips and hints included.

LIGHTLY SCENTED: Original formula NOSE BUTTER® has a bit of aromatherapy oils (Cedarwood to lessen stress, Cypress for to help ground and balance, and Ylang Ylang for a bit of a lift and joy). Most people do not even smell the oils at all, unless you have a sensitive nose, the subtle scent may be detectable.

UNSCENTED VERSION: We firmly believe in the energetic healing benefits of the essential oils we use in The Blissful Dog products, but we respect some of you may want an unscented version.


Tin – Dab a bit appropriate for their size nose across the top of the nose
Tube – Point away from eyes and swipe across nose
Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days until nose is smooth
Then as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)


To keep your dog from licking NOSE BUTTER off try the following

Give a cookie or treat before and after application (added benefit – they soon associate NOSE BUTTER with yummy treats)
Feed dinner (extra yummy)
Play a game
Go for a walk


Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days
Test crusty area with tissue
If crust crumbles off drop back to maintenance application
If crust does not easily crumble off continue application 2-3x a day for 2-3 more days
Repeat test
Then use as needed for maintenance (may be daily for senior or compromised dogs)


NOSE BUTTER in the tin and the tube is same product, just different containers
NOSE BUTTER will do no harm if your dog licks some and swallows it (or eats the whole tin)
The new nose leather underneath may be lighter in color when crust comes off


Many dogs loathe being controlled, held tightly or messed with in any way. Flat-faced dogs often stress a bit more because their breathing is already compromised, so they instinctively try to prevent having their noses covered. Be FAST in applying NOSE BUTTER and they will not struggle as much.

Suggestions: Gently tap NOSE BUTTER onto their nose while they are sleeping. If your dog wakes up, act casual, like you did not do anything.

Give a treat that is gooey with a stronger smell (goat cheese, bit of peanut butter, tuna) with one hand and quickly dab NOSE BUTTER on with the other hand.

Boston Terrier History

The history of this breed is a distinctly American one – in other words, the Boston is a bit f this and that combined to create a uniquely American breed. In 1865 Robert C. Hooper imported Hooper’s Judge, an English Bulldog and White English Terrier cross, from England. Hooper’s Judge was a 32 pound dog, high on leg, dark brindle, with white face markings. Burnett’s gyp was a white Bulldog, short faced, stockily built, and short stationed with a three quarter tail. Judge was then bred to an English Bulldog female named Burnett’s Gyp. Wells’ Eph, a short-legged, well-marked dark brindle was the result and the breed had begun! Frenchies were often used to reduce the size and set the type of the head.

They were first shown in the New England Kennel Club show in Boston on April in 1888. They were shown as Round-Headed Bull Terriers, then called American Bull Terriers, but when they were accepted into the American Kennel Club In 1893 the name was changed to Boston Terrier.


Rave reviews are the best testimonial that our products really DO work we can share with you. Here are just a very few of the hundreds we have received.

Dogue de Bordeaux Nose Butter Review - I just wanted to say how delighted I am with your products for my boy Logan. The packaging is delightful and it was shipped promptly over to England without a problem. But most importantly the Nose Butter has restored his nose to be lovely and soft and the RELAX oil is really calming. He has had some anxiety lately after a car accident and his aromatherapy massages are really calming! Thank you –Kate M. and Logan xx

Help for Hyperkeratosis- Consider me a Nose Butter evangelist! I am sharing this with all of my contacts. Two vets offered little to no help for the Hyperkeratosis on my Heeler’s nose. It had expanded to cover her entire nose. This is the transformation we have seen using Nose Butter twice a day for one week! –Amanda

Delighted Cavalier Mom in Australia - Oh. My. Goodness. I was absolutely not expecting anything to fix my poor Jasper’s nose, but after 2 days, all the crusty scabby yuck fell off (gross) and he is now sporting a brand new shiny nose. Thank you SO much. Best product EVER!! –A.S. in Australia

Happy Boxer Mom - Hello! I just wanted to thank you for your amazing nose butter! My boxer has had a really bad cracked and crusted nose. I looked up what I should do and came upon your website. I ordered the tube for boxers…and within three days his nose was back to normal! Thank you so much! –Amy

Delighted Pug Lover - I just wanted to say thank you for making this product! I have tried everything for my pugs dry cracked yucky nose and nothing ever worked. I have only applied the product twice and the difference is absolutely amazing. Her nose looks so much better in just one day. I can’t wait to see it after a week! So thank you again for this product, you have made my dog beautiful again!!! I’ll definitely be recommending this to everyone I know and I’m sure ill be buying more. –S.B.
Kathy Dannel Vitcak

Boston Terrier NOSE BUTTER® All Natural Moisturizing Balm for Dry or Crusty Dog Noses 1 oz. Tin with Dapper Boston on Label in Gift bag

$7.95 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: organic shea butter, organic avocado oil, organic coconut oil, organic cocoa seed butter, organic almond oi, organic beeswax, organic castor oil, organic olive oil, dash of essential oils, lotsa love
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  • Ships worldwide from Minnesota, United States
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