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My st.bernard has a dry chapped nose. I was wondering what…

Hi, my st.bernard has...

Hi, my st.bernard has a dry chapped nose. I was wondering what the best treatment is

Veterinarian's Assistant: What sort of animal are we talking about?

A St. Bernard dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?

His nose is very chapped

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

Is this automated or am I talking with a person?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

Yes, the chapped nose

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Kyra, 5

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kyra?

I don’t think so

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Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. The treatment I typically recommend that is over the counter is to apply Vaseline to the chapped nose once a day. There are a few possible causes of having a chapped nose, I some dogs will simply get this because they pant excessively, however there are also autoimmune disorders that can cause this. It is impossible to say for sure without a biopsy. I would recommend taking her in for an exam and possibly a biopsy to see if more specific treatment is needed for a possible autoimmune disorder, but in the meantime, Vaseline is a good place to start.

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Poor girl, yes I am able to see this. It is true, cold/dry weather definitely plays a role in this as well. The treatment to start is still the same. You can try the Vaseline once a day for a few weeks and see how it goes as (hopefully) the weather improves. If this clears things up, the great! And if not, then I would take her in to the vet. Alternatively, if it gets worse in spite of the Vaseline, I would take her in to the vet regardless.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you! We will try the Vaseline and see if there are any improvement and take her to her vet if not

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