Do you have pets? If you do, you no doubt want them to be in the best health possible.  And while caring for our little furry friends is usually pretty straight forward, there’s always room for a few nifty tricks here and there to optimize their care and make our lives a little easier. If you have a dog, you may have noticed that from time to time your pooch’s paws get cracked. And in this situation, the best thing to do is apply some kind of soothing and healing salve to help their paws seal, heal, and be healthy once more.

Sure, you could go buy one at the store, but it’s just as easy to make one at home! With raw African Shea butter as your trusty high end healing ally, you’ll have Fido’s paws back to their healthy and healed glory in no time. Simply place a smooth, thin layer of Shea butter on your pup’s paws where needed, and reapply every once and a while to make sure the protective seal stays there, and to help mitigate the effects of any licking your dog might do.

But what is it in raw African Shea butter that helps your pup’s paws to heal? Well, Shea butter contains a unique substance known as cinnamic acid, and cinnamic acid has natural antibacterial properties that help to ward off infection and speed up wound healing. Shea butter also contains naturally occurring vitamin A, which is known to speed up the recovery and regeneration of the skin.

The vitamin E in Shea butter helps to soothe irritations and speed recovery as well, while the multitude of essential fatty acids keep the skin healthy, elastic, and better prepared to heal itself should the need arise. And don’t worry if your dog licks some of it off of its feet- Shea butter is completely natural and is actually a healthy source of fat that has been used as a cooking oil in Africa for centuries. There’s no additives in 24 Karite Gold Shea butter, so your dog won’t get sick should he or she take a lick.

Make your life easier, and your pooches more comfortable with Shea butter skincare—for dogs! Help those cracked paws heal right up, and save yourself the trip and extra money from going to the store. It’s easy, effective, and your little buddy deserves it.