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    Default Dry nose is cracked, poor fella

    Petey is almost 11 & in great health. (Knock on wood!)

    His only problem is his nose; it's cracked, dry, & bumpy. I have
    tried coconut oil, Snout Soother, Aquaphor, vaseline, Desitin.
    The last few months he's started licking every ointment/oil
    that I've tried. Bad taste doesn't seem to bother him! He loves coconut
    oil but it's gone from his nose in a flash.

    Any suggestions in how to soften his nose? Is there
    any trick to getting him to stop licking? TIA!

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    Little stinker! I would continue with the coconut oil or Aquaphor... They are some of the best--- i also use mushers secret
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    @peteyrulz How about as soon as you put application of whatever you use,on his nose,
    if he is not allergic,stick a blob of peanut butter on his "roof" and that will keep him busy until the stuff can do his nose some good.
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    We use Aquaphor on occasion. Do you give him regular tap water? If not, I would try filtered, this could help his nose. Did wonders for us when Tyson's nose was all dry & crusty. @peteyrulz

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    Mine licks his coconut oil off too. I distract mine with something to lick off my hand, a toy, or a bowl of food. He forgets long enough to let some soak in.

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    Try putting the coconut oil in his food. Let it work from the inside out.


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    Default Re: Dry nose is cracked, poor fella

    Another member had tried moistening her bulldog's nose first with a warm, damp rag, then applying the ointment. She said it worked better and the ointment absorbed into the nose quicker.
    Happiness is a warm bulldog!

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    My boxer had issues w/this… I would take a washcloth w/warm water and rub her nose gently to get the dried flakes off. Then dry it well, and put Aquaphor on it… I did this daily until it looked better, then I could do it just once a week.

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    I use Chapstick. Regular applications are important. Kerasolv used to be the go-to med for dry noses but it's out of production now. Grrrr.

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    I've tried a slew of lotions and butters and salves for Ruckus and the best thing I've found is Snout Soother by this company:
    Natural Dog Company | Heal Your Dog's Dry Nose and Paws

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    Thanks for posting about this - I was just going to make a search for what to put on Castor's dry nose! I cannot imagine him not licking coconut oil off but I will give it a go!


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    Porkchop has a dry nose and looks 'thick'. Vet says his tongue isn't long enough to exfoliate. I used coconut oil for awhile and soon little black crumbles came off when he rubbed his nose on the carpet. But he started getting yeast infections. I tried Snout Soother but too hard to put on. Now I am using Aquaphor, letting it soften on my finger before applying. He can't lick any of this stuff off because his tongue doesn't reach up that far. Pork fights all attempts but I'm being more diligent. His nose just looks awful and he rubs it on the Carpet often. Do any of the dogs hate having their noses messed with?

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