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    Default older dog, dry and cracked nose?

    one of my old dogs has a dry and cracked nose. Actually just the right half.
    She is on prednisone daily due to vest synd.
    Otherwise ok just old.
    Vit E applied seems to help some.
    What can i do to clear this up?
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    I know this is going to sound silly but I put plain ole classic chapstick on my dogs noses. Doesn't have a smell so they do not try to lick it off.

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    Corona, it works for just about any skin issues.

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    I use this on my hands (12 years of being in concrete can severely dry you out) this stuff healed 1/8 cracks in my thumbs in 3 days. I looked at the sight and it said they have not tested it on animals,but I would think that if regular human lotion is safe this would be also. IDK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    I use this on my hands (12 years of being in concrete can severely dry you out) this stuff healed 1/8 cracks in my thumbs in 3 days. I looked at the sight and it said they have not tested it on animals,but I would think that if regular human lotion is safe this would be also. IDK.

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    I use Bag Balm on my dogs paws in the winter, I also use it on my hands. I certainly wouldn't hesitate putting it on their noses. I can usually find it at a tractor supply and probably most grocery stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattie View Post
    I know this is going to sound silly but I put plain ole classic chapstick on my dogs noses. Doesn't have a smell so they do not try to lick it off.

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    Try Aquaphor. It comes in a white tube of 1.75 oz. My wife began using it when she used to work as a vet tech and will apply it to our Boxer's nose now and then when he shows the same symptoms. First learned about it as it is highly recommended by tattoo artists for keeping skin moisturized for new tattoos. It is safe, works fast, and will only require a small dab.
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    Corona is awesome stuff! Put it on my Wolfhound's leg after she jumped the fence and tore the hide off it. Healed very fast and she doesn't even have a scar.
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    Can you post a pic? Vitamin E squirted on it though works great.

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