Helpful Dog Tip: Doggie paws and often the tops of doggy noses can get cracked or chapped in winter. For a simple solution, gently warm a teaspoon of shea butter so it melts and rub the melted shea into his pads and on top of his nose tip. The liquefied shea seals up the cracks and also contains healing properties that will help cure chapped skin. Shea is not toxic.