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Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g

"I use Musher's Secret on my dogs' pads when we run in the sand." -- Steve Snell

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Mushers Secret is a dense barrier wax that forms a breathable bond with your dog's paws. Developed in Canada for use as a pad protector for sledding dogs, it provides protection even in the most extreme conditions. Perfect for dogs who don't like boots on their feet!

Made from 100% safe and natural waxes, Musher's Secret won't stain carpet, is non-toxic, never goes bad, and is easy to use. The semi-permeable shield is absorbed into the paws, allowing perspiration to escape through the toes. Excellent for preventing snowballing and saltburn on your dog's toes in the winter and protects paws against sandburn and hot asphalt in summer. Apply a small amount on and in-between your dog's toes. If snowballing re-occurs, just reapply. Wipe off excess after use.

Also can be used for protection and soothing relief from fly bitten ears, open sores, cracked toes, nicks, scratches, and burns. Just apply a small amount to the affected area as needed.

200g Mushers Secret

Save a little when you buy the medium size. I can almost make it through the season on one can.

I seldom need protection from snow and ice, but I use Musher's Secret on my dogs' pads when we run in the sand. I find it protects their feet the same way that waxing my boots makes them last longer. Musher's Secret is easy to use and I prefer it over boots as long as there are no sand spurs.

On long trips, I use it to make sure my dogs' feet hold up for the entire hunt. It's a great product.

Transcript from Steve's Video:

We're looking at Mushers Secret today. It's one of my favorite products for dog pads. Dogs' pads are really the most important part about them from a running standpoint. You've got to have them in good condition. You've got to have them where they can hold up under a lot of pressure.

I do a lot of hunting in really dry environments, so I deal with a lot of sand. Mushers Secret was originally designed for dogs to run in the snow. The concept behind it was that you'd put the Musher Secret, a wax type product, in between the pads and it would keep snow and ice from forming inside the dog's pads. That was the original design for it.

But what I use it for is to condition the pads so that they can be protected from sand burn. It's not uncommon if I have a dog whose pads are not in good shape at the beginning of the season for them to blow a pad. That's where the top of the pad gets ripped off and you are down for about two weeks if your pads come apart like that.

So Musher Secret, to me, the best way to explain it, it's kind of like waxing a boot. It keeps the pads strong and supple. That's just really what it feels like. I put in on my dogs prior to running them. When you get through after an hour, hour and a half, when you look at the pads you can just see the difference between them. Like I said, the best way to describe it is taking a pair of boots and they are dried out, old, and they are going to crack. Pads will do the exact same thing. So Mushers Secret is a great product for that. I use it especially early in the season and it keeps my dogs' pads in great shape.

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
134 Reviews
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99% Recommend this product (133 of 134 responses)
By Martha
North Eastern California
Protect their Pads
February 13, 2023
I am on my second tub of Musher's Secret, it is excellent paw pad protector for our 2 Chessies. We live in snow country and spend hours on end outdoors working around the ranch, or backcountry skiing a mountain to ski down with our dogs alongside or snowshoeing around. Protecting their pads from extended hours on snow and ice is important, having discovered Musher's Secret saves the dogs' pads from cracking and keeps their pads resilient to the ice and snow. Great stuff!
By Nick
Orland Park, Illinois
Works great for upland dogs
November 7, 2023
I use this on my dogs paws and other sensitive areas to prevent skin irritation from the tall grass.
  • Works well
  • Easy to apply
  • Leaves a residue on your hands
By Maddie
Works like a Charm!
August 12, 2023
Smells good, feels good, my fur baby doesn’t mind it. It goes on super smooth. I even put it on my boyfriends foot calluses and they already look better. Haha
By Hutch
Must have in the snow and cold
February 1, 2023
I use Mushers Secret every time we are hunting in cold snowy conditions. Completely prevents any ice or snow build up between my dogs toes.
  • Works great.
  • Don
By Dave
Happy Dog Feet
January 6, 2023
Our hunting dog loves the outdoors, but the recent two days of -40* was hard on his feet. Mushers Secret Paw Protection allows him to be out longer in the snow and cold weather.
By Jeff
Great Paw Protection
January 5, 2023
Got this for my Labs paws. His pads are a bit far apart and he would always get sore spots in between the pads. I started using Mushers Secret before and during the hunt and no more sore paw pads.
By Walt
Woodland Park, CO
Dog paw pad healing ointment.
November 10, 2022
My dog pads tend to get hard and crack. This ointment/oil helps to slowly heal and soften the pads.
It’s a bit messy in applying it to the dogs pads but it does work! And it has a pleasant smell.
  • Good smelling.
  • A bit messy.
By Tara
Woodland Hills, CA
great immediate help
October 24, 2022
2 year old GSP starting new hunts recently and this has helped heal is paws after big days out in fields. Buying larger tub now.
By Chris
Ofallon Mo
pad care
August 17, 2022
My Lab had a couple of pads peel on a hike. I have been using Mushers Secret to help soften and moisturize the pads, its working great. It has no smell and is easy to apply and best of all she is healing up nicely.
  • Easy to use, no smell, doesn't stain.
By Anthony
Soft feet
February 23, 2022
Dog good soft feet after a cold spell
  • It fixed his feet w 2 treatments
By Loren
North Dakota
Easy to apply and softens pads
January 20, 2022
Easy to apply and softens pads.
By Jeff
Great Product
January 14, 2022
I've used this for years and it works great for keeping pads soft and snow from accumulating between toes. Also great protection from "road salt".
By Kathy
Ninilchik, AK
Great for minimizing foot snowballs
December 14, 2021
Snow and ice between toes are always a problem. While this product doesn't totally eliminate them, it sure helps. It's good also in preventing rough and cracked pads. When I'm done applying to my dog's feet, I just rub it into my hands.
By A B.
Belle Chasse La.
Great Product
May 22, 2021
Great Product
By Robert
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Great product
February 17, 2021
Great product. Not just for winter. Use it year around to help keep my dogs pads in great shape. And does wonders for my hands too!
  • Not overly greasy, goes on easy. Helps dry human hands too!
  • None
By Customer
Cambridge ohio
Great priduct
September 25, 2020
This is truly a wonderful product.
We have 4 tree dogs and use it regularly to prevent sore pads on their feet
We use it
On our chapped hands and rough feet.

Worth every penny
  • Easy to use and works wonders
  • None
By Craig C.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 1 lb.
October 22, 2018
Have not had a chance to really use yet- waiting for the snow to really fly.

By Jeff V.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
October 18, 2018
Works ok but after a week in -20F temps hunting pheasants in snow the dogs still get beat up from ice balls between the pads. Best stuff I can find so far though. Would definitely recommend.

By Robert B.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
September 19, 2016
I think this will work very well. Because I won't have to clip the hair between the toes.
By Ronald S.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 60g
March 1, 2016
Keeps paws clean of snow and ice building between toes.. Helps with cracked sore feet. A must have in the toolbox on the road.
By Linda
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 1 lb.
February 28, 2016
Keeps pads on feet supple and conditioned, eliminates cracks and redness after snowshoeing. No problem with build up of ice balls on her feet anymore.
By Julie I.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
February 25, 2016
Jet is able to run in the field of snow now without pain! Poor guy would get wads of snow in his paws and he would stop and sit down to bite at them when we were out in the snow. I called the dogs' trainer, who is a God send, and he recommended it! When I put it on Jets paws he had no trouble running the field AND his paws felt really supple after! He does want to lick it off, but as long as I get him going right away, he forgets about it until we get inside, THEN he sits and licks it all off. I don't care! We can enjoy winter!
By Stacey L.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
February 18, 2016
I LOVE this product!!! I provide pet care on the east coast and a lot of my owners are unaware how painful the salts is on the roads, walkways, and steps can be to their pups. So I like to keep a tub in my car to be able to aide (always w permission first) any pup that may need a little protection from the elements! Whether (hehe) that be salting or the the snow that maybe balling up in their pads. Musher's is great for sooo many uses also hot sand; check it out!
By Rev T.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
February 17, 2016
Dog gives Mushers secret 2 paws up. (4 paws up and we would need to see the vet!)
By Douglas M.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
February 15, 2016
Seems to protect paws, no bleeding the last 2 weekends while hunting in snow and ice.
By Becky
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 1 lb.
February 9, 2016
This stuff is amazing!!!!
By Kira C.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
February 5, 2016
It was recommended to me 8 years ago and we still use it on Ellie's paws during the winter so she doesn't get snow and ice stuck in her webbed paws. I recommend it also for hot weather, it protects paws when on hot pavement.
By Linda M.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
February 5, 2016
My dog is 10 and has trouble with keeping on boots in bad weather. Musher's is terrific in cold and wet days, you just have to wipe paws with a dry clean towel once your dog comes back inside.
By Gina P.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 60g
February 1, 2016
I live in Minnesota and walk my dogs daily; however, the really cold days bother them to where they hate going out even for a quick bathroom break, so I tried the wax. It's easy to apply, smells good, and doesn't stain. It doesn't need to go on every time you go out, just a few times a week. A word of warning: freshly waxed paws and lineoleum floors DO NOT MIX! My GSD went galloping into the kitchen, didn't make the corner, and almost took out several appliances. Make sure your dog goes outside right after you apply the wax, then their feet aren't so slippery when they come back inside!
By John L.
Review for Mushers Secret All-Natural Paw Protection -- 200g
January 18, 2016
My dog has had some issues with wet paws and fungus growth. This product not only protected his paws from ice build-up in the winter, but seems to have improved his fungus problem.

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