Our dog's paws are sensitive, to cold, to salt and to heat. This balm made from all natural ingredients, will soothe damaged paws after exposure to cold, chemicals and heat. In the winter, it forms a protective layer against the cold and salt. In the summer, it moisturizes the pads when the heat of the pavement burns. Though it can't block the heat, it does help soothe the dog's skin after walking on hot pavement. Got a licker dog? No worries, everything is edible in this balm, so nothing, barring an allergy, will bother your furry friend.