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Cracked Paws? LAGA Salve For Our Four-Legged Friends

This photo is of Skye, who belongs to our Founder, Courtney Feider.

Our pets bring so much joy to our hearts and homes, providing comfort, love, and companionship in the best and worst of times. Their unconditional love can be met with the care that we provide them. Our animal's paws act as a shock absorber, providing cushioning and traction for all they may get up to. These pads go through a lot in their adventures, and if you notice your friend licking their paws more than usual, they may have painful cracked paws. Our LAGA salve can help treat cracked paws, and get their tails back to wagging!

Cracked paws are commonly caused by a pet's environment, with dryness producing cracks in their pads. Harsh chemicals, such as household cleaners may exacerbate small fissures already in the paws. Using pet-friendly and natural cleaners around the house can prevent this pain from occurring. Salt used on roadways in the winter can also be harsh on their feet, so taking extra care to avoid these areas when walking your animals can be crucial to their health. Stepping on debris, hot sidewalks, or frostbite are all common causes of cracked paws.

Here's where the magic of LAGA comes in. LAGA is pet-safe, and provides much needed moisture to their paws. The antimicrobial properties of lemon and lavender reduce harmful bacteria that may be present in their paws, and increase the healing time, so you and your friend can get back outside faster. The beeswax and shea butter gently condition the paws, alleviating the dry pain that comes with cracking. LAGA can also be applied preventatively before long hikes or activities that may strain your pet's paws.

To harness the healing powers of LAGA on your pets, follow these simple steps:

  • Gently wash your pet's paws with warm water and a pet-safe soap
  • Dry thoroughly with a fresh towel
  • Apply salve to affected areas
  • Dress the paw with gauze or a cloth to allow for better absorption

LAGA absorbs quickly into the skin, and provides deep moisture and a protective barrier. It can be used on dogs, cats, chickens, and your own hands and feet. If your pet continues to experience cracked paws, taking them to a trusted veterinarian may be necessary to assess other causes, such as a zinc deficiency. Dogs are not likely to show signs of pain until it has progressed, so it is essential to check their paws regularly and provide moisture to maintain their health and wellbeing.

At Sloane Marley, we love our four legged friends. That's why we designed a line of skincare products to be used by the entire family. Our wild-harvested line is never tested on animals, and is cruelty-free and vegan. To learn more about natural living and the Sloane Marley way, join us on

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