Thanks for your reply. Maybe I too can give a contribute to the forum... I've been using a paraffin cream for pads that i bought a few years ago in uk. I thought you could address me to a product alike that here, in Italy, is unavailable. Maybe a paraffin soap, the type the surfers use, but surf is unpopular too and besides I only found it in wax that make it difficult to spread on my dog's paws. What do you suggest? Of course I'm looking for something to apply on the paws and not on the floor.