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My dog has brown dry scales on his do we get rid

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My dog has brown dry scales on his do we get rid of them? its not dried dog food...i already tried to wipe it off...
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Cher replied 6 years ago.

It's possible that these dry brown scales on your dog's nose are the result of too much sun exposure, contact with an irritating substance, or an allergic reaction to something either contacted, in the environment or ingredients in his food.

It will be necessary to have your dog evaluated in person by his vet, to determine the cause of these scales and then have them treated, after diagnosis. The vet may want to do a skin scraping (painless) to view the composition of the scales and obtain more information for a definite diagnosis, so the best treatment can be prescribed.

If your regular vet cannot make a diagnosis, a referral to a veterinary dermatology specialist would be a good next step. You can find names of dermatolgy specialists, here:

For the moment, continue to keep the area clean, as you have been, and monitor him for any changes in the appearance of these scales, until you can get him assessed in person by the vet.

I hope all will be well with your dog!

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