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My Sheltie dog is 12 yrs old. s nose is dry, crusty and red.

My Sheltie dog is 12 yrs old. His nose is dry, crusty and red. I have tried putting shea butter on it to help relieve it, but he licks it off. Is there an over the counter medicine I can use that will help him?Thank you.Michelle Schmiedt

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My dogs nose is either a very crusty scab or open, raw bleeding

My dogs nose is either a very crusty scab or open, raw bleeding flesh. Help! Vets here do not have an answer.

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Our 8 yr old Sheltie/Spitz was perscribed antibiotic bc he

Our 8 yr old Sheltie/Spitz was perscribed antibiotic bc he was throwing up yellow, fever 104, tired etc. (Randomly around the same time his black nose started fading to pink in some spots & crusty at the start of the nose)Its been no more then a couple weeks and he's back with a fever, nose happens to be crustier then ever with more faded pink although not throwing up there is a rotted type smell coming from his bum. His stool has been runny and reddish orange. Hes eating still and drinking. He is however panting very heavy more then normal.We know he needs to see the vet again but we are taking him somewhere else as our vet hasnt been giving us any advice just keeps giving antibiotic. We just need some advice before we spend money we dont have. Thank you.

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my dog a samoyed/collie mix has a sore under her snoot that

my dog a samoyed/collie mix has a sore under her snoot that scabs over but never heals, the scab fall off and the sore remains. very little if any blood, just an open sore remains until it scabs over again. vet has no idea. she's had it for 2+ years.

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My dog came in contact earlier today with a dog that looked

My dog came in contact earlier today with a dog that looked like it's nose is rotting off. My husband asked the kids what was wrong with their dog and they said some kind of a disease. My husbannd immediately brought our dog home and bathed him. Could this affliction be contagious? I have neither seen nor heard of such doggie diseases.

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my dog has a cracked bleeding nose. the normal skin is pink

my dog has a cracked bleeding nose. the normal skin is pink and very thin, then scabspile up on the top, crack and come off periodically. the front and nares can be raw and will not heal. She has taken abx for 3 months, treated with cortisone for allergies but this nose problem will not resolve. i have had to have 2 tiny areas cauterized when a capillary has been involved. I need to protect the skin, or cover the area somehow to allow it to heal.suggestions? She has been biopsied. She has had skin scrapings. She had staph on her nose, hence the abx but no fungus.

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Five-year old yellow labs nose is scaling and pealing since

Five-year old yellow lab's nose is scaling and pealing since last summer. He was given a saloxing 8mg twice per day due to his low metabolism and low thyroid. Could this be the cause? Or would it be the expensive ekubana labrador food we switched to at the same time trying to speed up his metabolism and give him more energy. He has over 1-1/2 to run all day with his female play mate a short-haired collie and access back into the house through two doggie doors.

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Our 5 year old Pit/llab mix has been losing the pigment..nose..patches

Our 5 year old Pit/Llab mix has been losing the pigment behind his nose and now the same area is crusting/peeling. He also has started to get small patches of the same under his eyes. The vet has said it isn't anything to worry about, but it's getting worse. Any ideas? (He is black and white, but the areas of concern are now pink)

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My dogs nose is dry and cracking. No other signs or location

My dogs nose is dry and cracking. No other signs or location on her body with dry skin. She is a seven year old German Sheppard.

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