Pawz Maxwax creates a water-proof barrier for paws for all seasons. It protects against snow and ice build-up between the foot pads, chemical burn from snow melt chemicals, pesticides, hot pavement, and sand. Maxwax also works great as moisturizer for dry, cracked pads. Safe, non-toxic, and all natural, it can be applied year round to promote paw health. Pawz® Maxwax™ uses only human and food-grade ingredients in its production. It is also recognized as best in class product.