What is FINNERO BETULA Birch Balm - and how to use it?

Birch Balm is made from tar extracted from birch bark and other natural ingredients. It is known for its versatile health benefits, even in the world of pets. Birch Balm is a traditional remedy that offers a natural and effective way to treat many animal skin and health issues. In this blog, we will explore the benefits and uses of Birch Balm for animals, although it is also excellent for human use!

What can Birch Balm be used for?

  1. Wounds and scratches: Birch Balm is an excellent choice for treating wounds and scratches in all kinds of animals. Its antiseptic properties prevent infections and promote wound healing.
  2. Skin inflammations and irritations: The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of Birch Balm can help alleviate skin inflammations and irritations, such as hot spots and allergic reactions.
  3. Insect bites and stings: Birch Balm helps relieve the itching and swelling caused by insect bites and stings in animals, such as dogs and horses.
  4. Paws and hooves: Birch Balm is also well-suited for treating the paws and hooves. It helps soften dry and cracked paws and hooves and protects them from external irritants.
  5. Muscle and joint pain: Birch Balm can be used to alleviate muscle and joint pain in animals. It helps relax sore muscles and reduce inflammation in the joints.
  6. Snowballing: Birch Balm helps prevent snowballing in dogs' paws in winter.

How to use Birch Balm?

  1. Treating wounds and scratches: Clean the wound or scratch thoroughly before applying Birch Balm. Apply a small amount of balm directly to the affected area. Repeat the treatment as needed several times a day until the wound heals.
  2. Treating skin inflammations and irritations: Apply a thin layer of Birch Balm to the inflamed or irritated skin area. Use it regularly 1-3 times a day until symptoms subside.
  3. Insect bites and stings: Apply Birch Balm directly to the bite or sting. It helps relieve itching and reduce swelling. Repeat as necessary.
  4. Paw and hoof care: Massage Birch Balm into dry and cracked paws or hooves. Use it regularly, especially in winter and dry seasons when paws and hooves are more susceptible to damage. Use daily or as needed.
  5. Relieving muscle and joint pain: Massage Birch Balm into sore muscles and joints to alleviate pain and inflammation. Repeat the treatment as needed a few times a day.

The benefits of being resin-free

FINNERO BETULA Birch Balm does not contain resin. This is great, as some animals can be allergic to the resin. Resin allergy can cause various symptoms in animals, such as itching, redness, swelling, and skin irritation. In severe cases, it can lead to blisters and secondary infections due to constant scratching and licking. The use of resin-free products such as FINNERO BETULA Birch Balm is highly recommended to avoid allergic reactions.


  • Birch Balm is safe when used externally and in recommended amounts. However, significant overuse can cause skin irritation or sensitivity in some animals. If you notice any adverse reactions, reduce the frequency of use or discontinue use.
  • If ingested in large quantities, Birch Balm can cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea, and drooling. It is important to prevent animals from licking off too much balm, especially from easily accessible areas like paws.
  • Apply the balm to areas where the animal cannot easily reach with their tongue, such as the back or upper limbs. When using the Birch Balm on paws or other areas the animal can lick, you can cover the area, use a dog cone, or monitor the pet until the balm is absorbed.
  • Birch Balm has a bad taste, which is actually a good thing! The unpleasant taste reduces the animal's desire to lick the balm off treated areas. The taste of birch balm comes from its natural ingredients, such as birch tar, which can have a strong and unpleasant flavor.

FINNERO BETULA Birch Balm is a versatile and natural remedy that provides effective relief for various skin and health issues in animals. Its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties make it a valuable addition to animal care products. Try Birch Balm on your animals and see for yourself how this traditional natural product can help improve their health and well-being.

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1. Exchange or returns have been made within 14 days upon the customer’s receipt of the order.
2. The exchange and return form filled in accordance with the directions or corresponding details have been sent to FINNERO.
3. The returned product is free of dog hair, all labels are attached to the product and the product is in unused and fully salable condition.

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