You know what works really well on dogs elbows? Try old fashioned bag balm. It is a salve that farmers have used for years on cows udders. It is protection for the dogs elbows from the elements and may even soften up those calluses.
Bag Balm is sold in small size tins, either at your local feed store or I've seen it at Wal-mart too. (Note to moderators - I'm not trying to advertise for Wal-mart, it's just that I live in a less populated area and they seem to stock everything.) You can also buy it through your favorite pet catalog, sold under various names.
Other places that sell Bag Balm are either Fleet Farm or Farm and Fleet, depending upon which area you are from.
Bag Balm also does wonders on your own skin. I have dry skin in the winter, from the heated air, and if I use bag balm on my hands, it provides much relief and healing.
Yep Basset_Lover! My boyfriend bought him some bag balm last weekend actually. It's great. His calluses aren't try, they're soft actually but they itch so I put some Sulfodene Medication for hot spots on them, let it soak in and then I put bag balm on them. He used to stop on our walks to scratch his elbows but since I put it on twice a day, he hasn't stopped since. =)
***Edited By: heffanator on 12/16/2004 8:45:16 PM*** Reason: .
ya, all natural stuff is better than that processed expensive crap. I wouldn't dare pay tons at a vet office or something to get the same results out of a can of stuff that costs like 10 bucks. ha. I have a can thats like 4 inches tall and it will last a long time.
Do you think it will help protect his elbow in the cold??
Yes, it does offer protection from the weather. After all, it was designed to protect a cows tender udder from the cold and wind. I guess cow udders get chapped and cracked, almost like chapped lips, due to the fact that they are washed off each time they are milked. Then the cows go back outdoors, so they need that extra protection.