Shea butter is be benefical for your pet. For example it protects (dog) paws in the winter against salt. We have also successfully used Sheabutter in the summer holiday, after a strenuous hike over the top of the peaks and stones or after a beach day at and in the sea. Our dog, who usually does not like to be touched at his paws, enjoyed it visibly. He seems to have liked the Shea butter. He always licked our hands with enthusiasm after the cream.