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Richard Rawling
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Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Veterinary Surgeon at Tameside Veterinary Clinic
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I am taking care of a dog and his nose is dry and cracked.

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hi, i am taking care of a dog and his nose is dry and cracked. The owner left her behind during the storm.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: april and i don't know her age, she seems to be about 8-10 yrs old
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: april
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about April?
Customer: unfortunately I don't know the dog.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Does she seem bothered by her nose? Does it seem painful to her? Any nasal discharge?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No nasal discharge. I don't think it bothers her. She is starting to interact with the family.
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Some dogs show cracking to the nose as an age related change and it can be quite normal. However if it is a recent change or associated with any nasal discharge, it can be an indicator of infection. how long is she staying with you for?