Dog Elbow Callus Cream: What To Know, & Best Options

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Dog elbow callus cream can be a good way to manage calluses on dog elbow and hock joints.

We say manage because it is not guaranteed to remove the callus, but can certainly help moisturise, soften and add minerals to the callus skin.

Whilst dry and clean calluses are usually nothing to worry about, if the callus is bleeding, oozing or inflamed, these could be signs of infection and might mean its time to see a vet.

Let’s check out the dog elbow creams and moisturisers available!

(NOTE: this is a general informational and educational guide only. It is not professional advice. See a vet or qualified expert for professional advice).

 

Dog Elbow Callus Cream: What To Know, & Best Options

What Is Dog Elbow Cream?

Dog elbow cream is a cream, similar to moisturiser, that is usually applied to the skin on the elbow.

 

What Is Dog Elbow Cream Used For?

Dog elbow cream, depending on the product, usually serves two main purposes:

  • To deliver moisture back to the skin
  • To heal and deliver minerals to the skin to make it healthier

It can help protect, repair, restore and soften skin on a dog’s elbows.

Vitamins, oils and beneficial natural ingredients are usually the ways in which they achieve this.

 

How To Apply Dog Elbow Cream

Dog elbow cream is usually pretty easy to apply. 

It’s usually a matter of applying a dab of cream, evenly massaging it into the skin, and making sure it absorbs (so your dog can’t lick it).

Creams should have application instructions on the label and packaging.

 

Types of Dog Elbow Cream

Like with any skin product for your dog or pet, look for non-toxic, natural and organic dog elbow creams and moisturisers.

These sorts of products usually decrease the risk of irritating your dog’s skin, putting something harmful on it, and sometimes cut the risk of allergies too.

Natural ingredients usually come with some great natural benefits too which synthetic ingredients can’t provide.

 

Best Dog Elbow Creams 

Neither of these two creams carry USDA Organic certification as of September 2017, but ResQ in particular contains mostly natural ingredients from what is stated on the label.

These are both popular dog elbow creams you may like to check out in consultation with your vet:

 

ResQ Organics Pet Skin Treatment

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  • Can be used on Hot Spots, Dry Skin, Rough Skin,  Mange, Dermatitis, Itchy Skin, Rashes, Insect Bites, Feline Acne ,Alopecia, Abrasions, Cuts
  • Formulated to speed up healing & Improves Circulation, Repair and Rejuvenate Skin Cells, Reduce Pain & Itching, Absorb Quickly, Be Non-Greasy, Moisturize & Nourishe Skin, Reduce Inflammation & Redness, Promote Hair Growth 
  • Can be applied to paws, elbows and skin
  • Blue-green Algae creates cellular rejuvenation. 
  • Two of the main ingredients have benefits and properties that are: 

Manuka Honey                                         Cehami

  *Anti Bacterial                                             *Anti-Pain

  *Anti –Fungal                                              *Anti-itch

  *Anti Viral                                                    *Powerful Humectant

  *Anti-Inflammatory                                     *Cellular Regeneration

  • Non toxic – Moisturiser contains no water, mineral oil, petroleum products, alcohol, animal products, fragrance or preservatives.
  • A portion of sales will be donated to rescues across the country
  • Ingredients include: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Emulsifying Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerine (vegetable derived), Organic Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka Honey) Mel, Centipeda Cunninghamii (Cehami), Spirucosm (Blue Algae), Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Organic Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Seed) Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Methyl Sulfynol Methane (MSM), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit A), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vit C), Oat Amino Protein, Frangipany Extract, Sacchromyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment Hydrolysate & Saccharomyces/Potassium Ferment Hydrolysate & Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin, Tapioca Starch, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hydroxide, Titanium Dioxide, Carbomer, Glucose (and) Xanthan Gum (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) (and) Glucose, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hyaluronic Acid, Phenoxyethanol
  • Comes as 2, 4 or 8 ounces of cream

View ResQ Organics Pet Skin Treatment on Amazon

 

NaturVet Paw & Elbow Topical Moisturizing Cream for Cats, Puppies and Dogs

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  • For cats, puppies and dogs
  • Made to maintain natural skin and tissue moisture balance
  • Specifically made to protect, repair and restore foot pads and elbows exposed to: snow, ice and chemicals, hot sidewalks or black top, rough terrain, briars or nettles.
  • For skin that is dry, cracked, chapped or calloused 
  • Made for animal skin pH levels
  • All NaturVet products are veterinarian formulated and manufactured in the USA in an FDA audited, cGMP compliant facility.
  • Made in the USA
  • Ingredients are Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E,Riboflavin (Vitamin B12), Panthenol (Vit B6), d-Biotin (Vit H), Niacinamide (Vit B3), in a protective non-greasy moisturizing cream base.
  • Comes as 5.3 ounces of cream

View NaturVet Tender Foot Cream on Amazon

 

Looking For USDA Organic Certified Dog Elbow Products?

We have listed a few USDA Organic dog nose products in our guide about dog nose balms and waxes if you would like to take a look at them.

Although these balms are stated for use on noses, there’s no reason they can’t be used on elbow skin and unbroken calluses too.

Check with your vet prior if you are unsure.

Balms and waxes have a different consistency to creams, but most of them are odorless, which can help with not encouraging dogs who like to lick.

 

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