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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has a dry nose and his nostrils are red and look

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My dog has a dry nose and his nostrils are red and look swelled also has very dry skin on his snout and around his eye
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Also if accidentally bump his nose he sneezes
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a photo(s) of Blarney's face to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Not very good pictures but best I can do
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

You're correct...very difficult to assess. The major differential diagnoses are nasal hyperkeratosis if his snout and periocular skin weren't affected but since they are, an autoimmune skin disease such as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) or the pemphigus complex needs to be considered. Don't hesitate to have Blarney's vet take a look at Blarney's face. Skin biopsy will be necessary to confirm an autoimmune skin disorder. Please continue our conversation if you wish.