Paw Paw Ointment for Dogs (Papaw Ointment)

Paw Paw Ointment is advertised as an ointment meant for treating certain problems with your dog’s paws. When we walk, we usually have shoes and socks to protect our feet from the surfaces we walk on. Your dog’s feet just have extra thick and tough skin on the paws to deal with this harsh environment. You should check them often to protect against serious injury and infection.

What Paw Paw Ointment Is and Contains

Paw Paw is an ointment made with natural ingredients that is formulated to condition, soothe and toughen the pads on your dog’s feet. The main ingredient of the ointment is olive oil, which is a soothing tonic for your dog’s pads. St. John’s Wort, or Hypericum perforatum, Marigold, Calendula officinalis and Ribwort Plantain, Plantago lanceolata, are the active ingredient of Paw Paw ointment for dogs.

St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort is best known for it’s very successful use in helping people maintain their emotional well-being, when taken internally. However, the chemical make-up of this plant makes it a very effective tonic and soothing agent for your dog’s feet, when rubbed into the pads. These chemicals include phenolic acids, phloroglucinols, flavonoids and napthodianthrones and essential oils.  St. John’s Wort, is effective for treating abrasions, burns and wounds. St. John’s Wort is also known as Chase-Devil and Klamath Weed and is common to many areas of North America and Europe.


Calendula officinalis has been studied and proven to be quite effective in conditioning and soothing skin and supporting good skin health. Skin health is supported through helping to support your skin’s ability to regenerate naturally. If you have an older dog, it can be used to treat bed sores. Skin inflammation and chapped lips can also be effectively treated using Calendula officinalis. Sprained joints and muscles are relieved and their healing process is accelerated by using a Marigold based lotion.  It is believed that this plant got its name because it appears to be in bloom on the first day of most calendar months.

Ribworm Plantain

Ribwort Plantain is a plant that is a weed that was introduced to North America from Europe that has narrow and long leaves and a tall purple flower.  Ribworm is another soothing and conditioning agent. However, the chemical make-up of this plant also makes it useful in treating wounds that are deep and infected. Ribworm Plantain is another ingredient that helps the skin of your dog’s paw’s regenerate when injured. This plant was used by many soldiers to treat Civil War battlefield injuries, earning it the secondary name Soldier’s weed.

Paw Paw ointment for dogs is an product chock full of natural ingredients combined to be the most efficacious in treating all kinds of skin irritations, wounds, bruises and infections. It has also been shown to be very effective in maintaining the overall health of your dog’s paws and pads.