Bubba’s Healthy Skin Buddy


I remember the first time I took Bubba to the beach. He had a blast. However, by the time we got home, he was running a very high fever and he could barely walk. I thought it was just exhaustion or perhaps sore paws because he was not used to the sand. But by the next morning, his fever was worse and he couldn’t stand anymore. I rushed him to the vet and found out that he had cut up his feet REALLY BADLY by climbing the rocks in front of La Luz beach resort in Laiya. We had fun climbing up and getting our photo taken, but I didn’t realize the repercussions of it to his feet.

The vet gave him antibiotics, both oral and via injection and instructed me to treat it with a skin antibiotic. Since then, whenever he would get hot spots or wounds, I would use the same skin antibiotic and it worked fine.

However, earlier this year, I joined my blogger friend Earth’s blogversary contest and I won a pot of Pawnacea All-Natural Paw Balm from Project Lightning and since then, it has become Bubba’s new healthy skin buddy! Whenever I notice a hot spot starting in Bubba, I treat it with a small amount of balm and it really makes it better in no time. I’ve been trying to document this in photos but I’ve never had the opportunity to do so, but in general, it took about 2-3 days for the spots to dry up and heal.

When I asked Teena, one of the brains behind this great product, why this is better than the typical skin antibiotic I was using she replied “the ingredients i used in the paw balm, like chamomile and lavender, have natural healing properties – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. it’s non-toxic and does not have any harmful anesthetics or steroids 🙂 i think that’s one of the reasons i really made an effort to create something i can use on my dogs that works :)”

One thing I haven’t been consistent with trying yet is if it will work for Bubba’s kalyo. The vet has told me time and again to try putting petroleum jelly or something so it doesn’t harden but I get tamad all the time! Plus because Bubba’s so large, this pot won’t last a month hahaha!

I’m really glad I won the balm from the contest because for the longest time, I was satisfied with the antibiotics I was using. I even tried other salves or balms I was using because I figured, okay lang naman. Apparently, I didn’t know that these ointments may contain ingredients that are good for people but not for dogs, such as Hydrocortisone and tea tree oil. And given that I can’t stop Bubba from licking it when I apply it, I have to make sure it’s non-toxic.

I’m halfway through the pot I have and I definitely have plans of ordering more! The balm is not just for dogs, by the way. It is also a effective anti-itch ointment. I’ve tried it myself and I did get some relief. The only thing I dislike about it is that it is missing the minty, eucalyptus-y scent I like in ointments. To be fair, it has a pleasant scent to it.

It can also be used in the following ways:

Hair Shine
Warm a touch of Paw Balm by rubbing between hands and slick through hair for a quick fix. Great against frizz and humidity!

Lip Softener and Around-Eye Moisturizer
Our Paw Balm’s blend of ingredients is gentle enough to soften your lips and smooth tiny wrinkles around your eyes.

Cuticle Softener and Nail Conditioner
Rub some Paw Balm on your cuticles and nails before a manicure or pedicure to soften, moisturize, and protect your hands.

Eyebrow Tamer
Use your fingers to smooth just a little Paw Balm over unruly eyebrows and make them behave!

Elbow-Knee-Foot Moisturizer
Desk and leg work is awful on your elbows, knees and feet! Give them a break and rub Paw Balm on the rough areas.

Do you wanna give Pawnacea a try too? Contact Teena at 09285207453 or check out their website. You can also win a Walk in the Park kit for you and your dog by joining my blog anniversary contest 🙂

Pawnacea All-Natural Paw Balm retails for Php 75 for a 5 gram pot, Php 150 for a 10 gram pot and Php200 for a pair: one 5gram pot for you, one 10gram pot for your dog

  • #1
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 17th, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I admire your love and dedication to your dog Bubba. Parang baby talaga.

  • #2
    Posted by zoan on May 22nd, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    i agree kay lourdes… grabe ka mka alaga kay bubba 😀 ako nga minsan nakaklimutan ko

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