Dry Nose anyone?

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Sofia's nose has always been on the dry side... our vet has never mentioned anything about it, but it seems to be getting a little more so lately.. even a little on the crusty-ish side ( it's a word)

I ( of course) Googled Dry Nose in Dogs and it suggested everything from sun burn or allergies, digging, even  Lupus..

It's time for a thyroid check for the girl next week and I'll ask her vet again about it.. but who here has dry noses??

Thanks...

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Cisco does!!! I would say dry 85% of the time- Vet didnt seem concerned... but now I am wondering- Ravens is always wet...

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I dabbed a little Clinique moisturizer on it.. she loved it and didnt' try to lick it off.. Will check this thread again to see if there's any other dry noses out there.

Thanks Mandy.. don't worry, let's just wait and see what the others have to say.

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Aww the diva got a little make-over!!!! ;0 Sounds like a plan lets wait and hear from the masses! :)

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Kate, I love it, I use Clinique too. She need a gorgeous shade of lipstick now...maybe Lancome, they have pretty color! Oh course it would need to be her royal purple.

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She's got a paler nose, right?  I'd be more inclined to think sun burn.  Add some sunscreen to her list of beauty items..

Paris has always had a dry nose all of her life. All of my other dogs are wet. Elly as she aged had a dry nose also.

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Let's get up close and personal:

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I agree a lighter nose pigment would be most likely sunburn or may be like my whippet who had a habit of nudging his blanket all the time and that dried his nose out and even cause it to bleed on top.

My other suggestion is to check the paw pads if those are dry at the same time as the nose definitely have the vet check that out. Some dogs have trouble sweating properly (which they do through their nose and pads) so dry nose and pads could be a sweat issue or a deficiency. Just be safe and have the vet look into it.

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Tali.. I checked her pads, they're dry, but not cracked or crusty... in fact they're kind of soft. ( The Diva chooses grass to run on.)

Thanks everyone for your comments.. Will take her in for a vet check next week and try to find out what's going on, if anything.. but  honestly.. you guys give me better information than  her vet.

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Katie could it be the desert air?

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I just got some info from one of our newest members Lolonurse .. she thought perhaps it's her thyroid that causes dry skin all over..She suggested a little more fat ( unsaturated) in her diet. Such a sweet lady and hope that she contributes some of her knowledge to our gentle forum

Just dabbed some more of the Clinique on her nose.. and wiped her down with skin-so-soft. Vet check this Tuesday.. you know.. it's been extra sunny and warm.. could just be a bit of sun burn as I forgot her 30 SPC

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Is skin so soft by avon - right? is that safe for dogs? Who knew.....this info could be helpful in the future.

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Tali, Three parts water to one part SSS... spray on a paper towel and wipe 'em down. Not only does it add some luster to dryness.. keeps 'skeeters away

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Clinique???  Oh, that's it, she's the Queen Diva!!  It's the best stuff on the market LOL

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Wendy...and it's allergy free.. no perfumes or extra added 'stuff' in case she wants to taste it..

Mandy, I thought about that desert air thing.. we're on the ocean too... so between the salt in the air and the lack of humidity ( they call it a micro-climate, great for grapes, but plays havoc with skin and hair) we all need extra moisturizers.

We don't get Avon products delivered here, so I'm hoarding the last of the bottle I got two years ago..  can you imagine a world without Girl Scout cookies or Avon ladies..?? No Trader Joe's either... Yikes.. I sometimes get withdrawals and have to cross the border just for a T.J. fix..

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EEEK no girl scout cookies - Oh I am going to have to send you a care package next time they go on sale!!!!

Lady Kate's picture
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I KNOWW!!!

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SSS... Never thought of that for the misquitos. You know the swamp skeeters are horrible here.

Lady Kate's picture
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It's a Southern Belle secret.. wait.. you ARE a S.B.

Go Tigers!

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Back when I rode horses alot, we used to put Skin so Soft all over us and the horses too.  We all smelled great and really helps with the bugs.

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I got that tip from Des!!! Our members are so smart!

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Skin So Soft - old Boy Scout camping trick as well (we weren't reall fond of the perfume, but hey the bugs stayed away). Then Off came out with competing product. Now the rage is the personal repeller that clips on a belt. They first came out for hunters (poor regular campers couldn't afford them). Now Off has come out with their own, affordable and if it gets lost, NBD.

I will have to check Red and Princess later as they just came in and combined drained the water bowl (all 4 quarts). Red has always been a big water drinker, but now with the diuretics, he's increased his intake.

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Hey rick, thanks for the update on Big Red Clifford dog in your PM.. I truly appreciate that.. Your post got buried here.. so I dug for it and found the OFF suggestion

The main reason I use Skin So Soft of Sofia ( lots of S-es here) is the bit of oil and moisturizing agents it has.. her skin and coat tend to get dry.. the side benefit is, that SSS is a repellant for mosquitos as well.. haven't' seen a lot of those nasty critters here in Baja. Not enough water to attract them.