All-season paw protection for your dog Made from 100% natural waxes The only alternative to boots! No more burning from salt, chemicals, sand, sand burn, and hot pavement! No more sore cracked paws! 100% natural waxes do not stain. Apply a thin coat on pads and between toes. Use weekly or as needed. Musher's Secret is a dense, barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog's paws.Made from a blend of several food-grade waxes, then refined according to our own special formulations,Musher's Secret is the safe, non-toxic way to protect your dog's paws. The semi-permeable shield is absorbed into the paws, allowing perspiration to escape through the toes. FAQ: How often should I use Musher's Secret?It depends on the activity level of your dog.Mushers will "walk off" in about a week. In snowy conditions,I use it 2-3 times a week (we walk 2 miles a day)In snowy weather, be sure to spread Mushers up in between the padto prevent snowballing. Is Musher's Secret just for the winter?Definitely not. Mushers protects from hot pavement and sand as well as any irritants your pet may walk through. We have many customers in Arizona and California. We often get calls from concerned customers whose dogs have gotten into the Mushers and eaten some of the product?No need to worry, other than a mild laxative effect there have been no ill effects. All waxes are super-emulsified, "food grade" and will cause no harm. Will It leave stain on a carpet?Musherswill notstain carpetsor furniture. You will see products on the market that recommend washing your hands after applying to your pet (!) Is it Safe for your hands? With Musher's Secret rub it in you will love the way your skin feels afterward It makes a great barrier for the skin when skiing, running in winter or any outdoor activity in harsh weather.