FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

This is VERY common. Because our products are made with 100% natural oils and butters, the emollients start to penetrate the skin immediately, even when Fido licks most of it off. Try distracting your dog as best you can when applying, perhaps with a few treats, until they get used to it. Keep in mind that when the product is licked off continuously, you will need to reapply more frequently to see best results. We recommend that you apply one application prior to bed time to allow maximum healing benefits while your dog sleeps. For our Tootsie Wootsie product, we recommend putting socks on your dogs paws if your dog continues to lick off the product with each application. Baby socks will work for smaller dogs, or you can purchase socks. We recommend the ones offered by our friends at Carolina Pet Pantry. You can purchase them in different sizes and with skid resistant bottoms. Socks are not necessary, but will go a long way if your dog insists on licking their paws.
My Dog Foo’s products are crafted using 100% natural ingredients, which means that they are safe and edible. Because the base of our products is comprised of natural oils and butters, your dog may indeed try to lick it off. Don’t worry. This is normal. Because are products are so rich with emollients, they start working immediately, being absorbed right into the skin. However, when the product is licked off continuously, you will need to reapply more frequently to see best results. We recommend that you apply one application prior to bed time to allow maximum healing benefits while your dog sleeps.
None that we are aware of; however, if you have any concerns, you can always ask your vet. We provide a full list of ingredients for each product with your purchase. If you, or you suspect your dog, have an allergy to nuts, please note that we do use Sweet Almond Oil in some of our products (Boobie Shmoobie, Ouchie Wouchie, and Soothie Woothie).
There are no known contraindications. However, we do use some nut butters, so you should take care when applying the product if you or your dog have a known allergy to nuts. Be sure to check our ingredient lists on each product.
At My Dog Foo we believe in using only the finest, sustainably harvested, all natural and vegan ingredients in our products. Our products contain a blend of natural oils, butters and essential oils. We source the finest quality ingredients and supplies from ethical producers around the world.
All of our products at My Dog Foo are handcrafted in small batches right here in the USA. We are firm believers in making everything here in the US. We have even chosen companies for our packaging who are based here in the US. It’s rare today to be able to purchase products that are produced in the US, but at My Dog Foo this is something we feel strongly about.
Absolutely! Our products are made with 100% all natural and vegan ingredients. They offer beneficial emollients even for puppy skin. And some of our products, such as our Soothie Woothie™, offers an SPF, which makes it a great choice for natural sun protection. We recommend starting pups on our products after 8 weeks.
If you apply our products frequently and as directed, you will start to see results in a few short days. This is why we highly recommend that one of the applications be administered prior to bedtime. By doing this, you will allow the natural oils and butters to be absorbed for a longer period of time while your dog gets their shut eye.
My Dog Foo products are crafted specifically for dogs. Due to their superior scent of smell, we use a therapeutic amount of essential oils in our products to be effective, but to avoid an overbearing scent that would be annoying to dogs. Dogs were meant to be out in the wild, smelling like a dog. They really do not wish to smell like a banana cream pie. So, we’ve created products that have a light olfactory sensation suitable for your dog.
Absolutely! My Dog Foo got its start because my dog, Jakey Foo, a 10-year old English Bulldog, developed a rare autoimmune condition that destroyed his skin. Within 2 months of him being properly diagnosed, his coat grew back shinier than before and healthier. And that was the start of what would become Soothie Woothie™. Each product at My Dog Foo offers a rich combination of emollient oils and butters that will benefit a dog of any age.
Our balms, dry shampoo, certified organic shampoo, and our Shampooch™ Bars have a recommended shelf life of one year from date of purchase. Because our products are 100% all natural, we do not use any chemical preservatives to lengthen the shelf life of our products. If you are using My Dog Foo products regularly, you will certainly use up your supply before then.
It really comes down to how much product you are using. However, here are some general guidelines: Full Size Healing Balms = Approximately 100 applications Travel Size Healing Balms = Approximately 30 applications Shampooch™ Bars = Approximately 20 baths Sudsy Wudsy = Approximately 25 baths Dry Shampoo: Approximately 30 uses
Absolutely! In fact, many of our customers buy our products for themselves. We jokingly refer to our company as MY DOG FOO (and people too!) Our Ouchie Wouchie is a big seller as an all natural boo boo balm for our human customers, and many of our customers LOVE using our Shampooch™ Bars as a body bar in the bath or shower.
Yes, however, as we do not have our products lab tested for this, we cannot make this claim to guarantee it. But many of our products contain ingredients that do contain a high level of SPF, such as our Sniffy Whiffy, which we do recommend applying prior to sun exposure.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

We recommend Boobie Shmoobie™ to soothe sore boobies caused from dogs who just finished lactating; to soothe dry and/or cracked boobies; help speed up the healing of spay incisions and keep the area clean and protected; soothe itchy and/or aggravated skin caused from chafing; to provide sunburn relief on any dog who has been burned from hot pavement or who had too much sun exposure; to heal and clean ingrown hairs. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO APPLY IT? We recommend applying it as needed, starting with 2-3 applications per day until you start to see improvement. Once you see improvement, reduce application to 1-2 times daily, and then use on an as needed basis. For general cleaning and maintenance, we recommend applying 3 times per week. WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS? Results differ, but you should start to see some results almost immediately. If you are following the recommended application method, you should really start to see results in just a few days, but in some cases, it may take up to 7 days, depending on what you are treating for. DOES IT HAVE A SCENT? All of our products have a barely noticeable scent to humans as our products are specifically handcrafted with our customers (dogs) in mind. As dogs have much stronger scent receptors than we do, we did not want to overload their olfactory glands with an overpowering scent. We add just enough ingredient to allow the product to really work without having to overload Fido with an overpowering smell. MY DOG KEEPS LICKING IT OFF. IS THIS SAFE AND WILL IT STILL WORK? Yes, it is safe. As our product contains only 100% all natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients, there is nothing harmful in it and it is safe if ingested. Some dogs love to lick the tins! And don’t worry, it will still work. Once you open the product and scoop some out, you will see it immediately start to melt into your fingers. The rich, emollients start to work as soon as it is applied. However, you may have to reapply more frequently is Fido loves to lick it or rub it off. I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR ME TO TOUCH? This product contains Sweet Almond Oil, derived from nuts. CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT ON MY CAT OR OTHER ANIMALS? We do not recommend it. Cats and other animals have VERY specific reactions to essential oils. And what a dog can tolerate is not necessarily what a cat or a parrot can tolerate. For this reason alone, we do not sell our products to be used on any animal other than dogs. HEY, I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. CAN I USE IT ON MYSELF? Absolutely! All of our products can be (and we have quite a few customers who buy just for themselves!) used by people, too. From cuts and scrapes, to incisions and scars, to chapped lips, our products will help you also.
We recommend Cruddy Wuddy™ be used for facial folds and tail pocket irritations and general cleaning; fungal & bacterial infections affecting any facial folds or tail pockets and ears; crusty build up around facial folds and tail pockets; tear stains due to bacterial issues or yeast; chronic cruddy ear buildup; and/ or smelly skin folds or tail pockets. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO APPLY IT? We recommend applying it as needed, starting with 2-3 applications per day until you start to see improvement. Once you see improvement, reduce application to 1-2 times daily, and then use on an as needed basis. For general cleaning and maintenance, we recommend applying 3 times per week. WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS? Results differ, but you should start to see some results almost immediately. If you are following the recommended application method, you should really start to see results in just a few days, but in some cases, it may take up to 7 days, depending on what you are treating for. DOES IT HAVE A SCENT? All of our products have a barely noticeable scent to humans as our products are specifically handcrafted with our customers (dogs) in mind. As dogs have much stronger scent receptors than we do, we did not want to overload their olfactory glands with an overpowering scent. We add just enough ingredient to allow the product to really work without having to overload Fido with an overpowering smell. MY DOG KEEPS LICKING IT OFF. IS THIS SAFE AND WILL IT STILL WORK? Yes, it is safe. As our product contains only 100% all natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients, there is nothing harmful in it and it is safe if ingested. Some dogs love to lick the tins! And don’t worry, it will still work. Once you open the product and scoop some out, you will see it immediately start to melt into your fingers. The rich, emollients start to work as soon as it is applied. However, you may have to reapply more frequently is Fido loves to lick it or rub it off. I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR ME TO TOUCH? This product is free of any nut ingredients. CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT ON MY CAT OR OTHER ANIMALS? We do not recommend it. Cats and other animals have VERY specific reactions to essential oils. And what a dog can tolerate is not necessarily what a cat or a parrot can tolerate. For this reason alone, we do not sell our products to be used on any animal other than dogs. HEY, I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. CAN I USE IT ON MYSELF? Absolutely! All of our products can be (and we have quite a few customers who buy just for themselves!) used by people, too. From cuts and scrapes, to incisions and scars, to chapped lips, our products will help you also.
We recommend Ouchie Wouchie™ be used for cuts & scrapes; surgical wounds; abrasions; bug bites; sunburned skin; and/or skin irritation. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO APPLY IT? We recommend applying it as needed, starting with 2-3 applications per day until you start to see improvement. Once you see improvement, reduce application to 1-2 times daily, and then use on an as needed basis. For general cleaning and maintenance, we recommend applying 3 times per week. WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS? Results differ, but you should start to see some results almost immediately. If you are following the recommended application method, you should really start to see results in just a few days, but in some cases, it may take up to 7 days, depending on what you are treating for. DOES IT HAVE A SCENT? All of our products have a barely noticeable scent to humans as our products are specifically handcrafted with our customers (dogs) in mind. As dogs have much stronger scent receptors than we do, we did not want to overload their olfactory glands with an overpowering scent. We add just enough ingredient to allow the product to really work without having to overload Fido with an overpowering smell. MY DOG KEEPS LICKING IT OFF. IS THIS SAFE AND WILL IT STILL WORK? Yes, it is safe. As our product contains only 100% all natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients, there is nothing harmful in it and it is safe if ingested. Some dogs love to lick the tins! And don’t worry, it will still work. Once you open the product and scoop some out, you will see it immediately start to melt into your fingers. The rich, emollients start to work as soon as it is applied. However, you may have to reapply more frequently is Fido loves to lick it or rub it off. I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR ME TO TOUCH? This product contains Sweet Almond Oil, derived from nuts. CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT ON MY CAT OR OTHER ANIMALS? We do not recommend it. Cats and other animals have VERY specific reactions to essential oils. And what a dog can tolerate is not necessarily what a cat or a parrot can tolerate. For this reason alone, we do not sell our products to be used on any animal other than dogs. HEY, I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. CAN I USE IT ON MYSELF? Absolutely! All of our products can be (and we have quite a few customers who buy just for themselves!) used by people, too. From cuts and scrapes, to incisions and scars, to chapped lips, our products will help you also.
We recommend Sniffy Whiffy™ to soothe and heal dry & chapped noses; soothe crusty & cracked noses; to deal with the symptoms related to Hyperkeratosis; condition nose rolls & folds; provide weather protection from sun, cold, snow, & wind prior to exposure. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO APPLY IT? We recommend applying it as needed, starting with 2-3 applications per day until you start to see improvement. Once you see improvement, reduce application to 1-2 times daily, and then use on an as needed basis. For general cleaning and maintenance, we recommend applying 3 times per week. WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS? Results differ, but you should start to see some results almost immediately. If you are following the recommended application method, you should really start to see results in just a few days, but in some cases, it may take up to 7 days, depending on what you are treating for. DOES IT HAVE A SCENT? All of our products have a barely noticeable scent to humans as our products are specifically handcrafted with our customers (dogs) in mind. As dogs have much stronger scent receptors than we do, we did not want to overload their olfactory glands with an overpowering scent. We add just enough ingredient to allow the product to really work without having to overload Fido with an overpowering smell. MY DOG KEEPS LICKING IT OFF. IS THIS SAFE AND WILL IT STILL WORK? Yes, it is safe. As our product contains only 100% all natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients, there is nothing harmful in it and it is safe if ingested. Some dogs love to lick the tins! And don’t worry, it will still work. Once you open the product and scoop some out, you will see it immediately start to melt into your fingers. The rich, emollients start to work as soon as it is applied. However, you may have to reapply more frequently is Fido loves to lick it or rub it off. I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR ME TO TOUCH? This product does not contain any nut ingredients. CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT ON MY CAT OR OTHER ANIMALS? We do not recommend it. Cats and other animals have VERY specific reactions to essential oils. And what a dog can tolerate is not necessarily what a cat or a parrot can tolerate. For this reason alone, we do not sell our products to be used on any animal other than dogs. HEY, I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. CAN I USE IT ON MYSELF? Absolutely! All of our products can be (and we have quite a few customers who buy just for themselves!) used by people, too. From cuts and scrapes, to incisions and scars, to chapped lips, our products will help you also.
We recommend Soothie Woothie™ to help treat and heal hot spots, bacterial & fungal infections; help heal skin sores on elbow pads or joints; help heal hygromas; treat yeast infections; soothe raw an inflamed skin; and/or reduce irritation & redness. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO APPLY IT? We recommend applying it as needed, starting with 2-3 applications per day until you start to see improvement. Once you see improvement, reduce application to 1-2 times daily, and then use on an as needed basis. For general cleaning and maintenance, we recommend applying 3 times per week. WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS? Results differ, but you should start to see some results almost immediately. If you are following the recommended application method, you should really start to see results in just a few days, but in some cases, it may take up to 7 days, depending on what you are treating for. DOES IT HAVE A SCENT? All of our products have a barely noticeable scent to humans as our products are specifically handcrafted with our customers (dogs) in mind. As dogs have much stronger scent receptors than we do, we did not want to overload their olfactory glands with an overpowering scent. We add just enough ingredient to allow the product to really work without having to overload Fido with an overpowering smell. MY DOG KEEPS LICKING IT OFF. IS THIS SAFE AND WILL IT STILL WORK? Yes, it is safe. As our product contains only 100% all natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients, there is nothing harmful in it and it is safe if ingested. Some dogs love to lick the tins! And don’t worry, it will still work. Once you open the product and scoop some out, you will see it immediately start to melt into your fingers. The rich, emollients start to work as soon as it is applied. However, you may have to reapply more frequently is Fido loves to lick it or rub it off. I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR ME TO TOUCH? This product contains Sweet Almond Oil, derived from nuts. CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT ON MY CAT OR OTHER ANIMALS? We do not recommend it. Cats and other animals have VERY specific reactions to essential oils. And what a dog can tolerate is not necessarily what a cat or a parrot can tolerate. For this reason alone, we do not sell our products to be used on any animal other than dogs. HEY, I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. CAN I USE IT ON MYSELF? Absolutely! All of our products can be (and we have quite a few customers who buy just for themselves!) used by people, too. From cuts and scrapes, to incisions and scars, to chapped lips, our products will help you also.
We recommend Tootsie Wootsie™ to soothe paw pads; heal rough, dry & cracked paws; help heal cuts & scrapes on paw; reduce inflammation and rawness due to paw allergies; help treat, heal and keep interdigital cysts clean from infection; treat infections caused from ingrown hairs in paw pads; and to be used as a preventative prior to exposure to the elements. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO APPLY IT? We recommend applying it as needed, starting with 2-3 applications per day until you start to see improvement. Once you see improvement, reduce application to 1-2 times daily, and then use on an as needed basis. For general cleaning and maintenance, we recommend applying 3 times per week. WHEN SHOULD I SEE RESULTS? Results differ, but you should start to see some results almost immediately. If you are following the recommended application method, you should really start to see results in just a few days, but in some cases, it may take up to 7 days, depending on what you are treating for. WILL IT MAKE MY DOG SLIP? Directly following application, your dog’s paws can certainly be a little slick, so give it a little time to let the product absorb into their paw pads before coming into contact with surfaces like hardwood floor, carpet or furniture. Tootsie Wootsie™ will actually help your dog get better traction, too. Dry, rough and cracked paws are unable to provide the traction that healthy paws can. By restoring the moisture back into their paw pads, they will be able to get better traction as they walk. DOES IT HAVE A SCENT? All of our products have a barely noticeable scent to humans as our products are specifically handcrafted with our customers (dogs) in mind. As dogs have much stronger scent receptors than we do, we did not want to overload their olfactory glands with an overpowering scent. We add just enough ingredient to allow the product to really work without having to overload Fido with an overpowering smell. MY DOG KEEPS LICKING IT OFF. IS THIS SAFE AND WILL IT STILL WORK? Yes, it is safe. As our product contains only 100% all natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients, there is nothing harmful in it and it is safe if ingested. Some dogs love to lick the tins! And don’t worry, it will still work. Once you open the product and scoop some out, you will see it immediately start to melt into your fingers. The rich, emollients start to work as soon as it is applied. However, you may have to reapply more frequently is Fido loves to lick it or rub it off. I HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. IS THIS PRODUCT OK FOR ME TO TOUCH? This product does not contain any nut ingredients. CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT ON MY CAT OR OTHER ANIMALS? We do not recommend it. Cats and other animals have VERY specific reactions to essential oils. And what a dog can tolerate is not necessarily what a cat or a parrot can tolerate. For this reason alone, we do not sell our products to be used on any animal other than dogs. HEY, I REALLY LIKE THIS PRODUCT. CAN I USE IT ON MYSELF? Absolutely! All of our products can be (and we have quite a few customers who buy just for themselves!) used by people, too. From cuts and scrapes, to incisions and scars, to chapped lips, our products will help you also.