View Full Version : My Dogs Nose Needs Help!!!
08-18-2004, 10:23 PM
I have a 5 1/2 year old Fox Terrier Mix named Keiko. He always has the top of his nose scabbed. Recently the Vet told me that he is allergic to the sun. He recommended applying sun screen on his nose. I try but he licks it off. His scab looks so painful and is constantly cracking and bleeding. Any ideas on how to prevent him from licking it off? HELP
08-18-2004, 10:58 PM
Wow, that sounds painful. :( I believe there are oitnments you can buy that will promote healing but taste nasty enough that he should leave it alone. I don't think your vet is doing enough for him. I would get a second opinion.
08-18-2004, 11:15 PM
Wow Steff...I just saw a story on Animal Planet today that showed some Chinese Crest (dogs).....I think that was the name, anyway the dogs were hairless except the face, neck and feet and half up on their legs. The woman said she totally rubs sun screen on them everyday...she was a breeder....can you imagine the work involved???? Anyway I got of track here.. lol.. I was wanting to tell you that so you could see that it is possible your vet is right. You might try putting some of the stuff called Bitters that they use on birds to retard feather chewing. It would be pet friendly and you can get it at any pet shop. A second opinion from a different vet is not a bad idea either....Good Luck!!!!!
08-19-2004, 03:09 AM
Oh my goodness.. thats so sad to be allergic to the sun :( . I dont have a clue as to what you could put on it with out him licking it off.. maybe try what krazy4birds suggested. Have you tried vaseline?... it shouldn't hurt him if he does lick it off... or get a second opinion like GD suggested. Poor little guy.. good luck to you and please let us know if you find something that works.
05-24-2005, 01:56 AM
my dog max has the same problem with his nose ? it is dry and scabby somewhat scabby- very sore looking. any suggestions on what to use?
05-24-2005, 09:05 AM
Definitely check with your vet before you do this.... but I've seen "liquid band-aid" for humans in Target, that makes a coating that maybe the dog won't be able to get off. That would be my best idea, but like I said, I've never used it on animals before, so ask your vet FIRST. :)
05-24-2005, 02:05 PM
the liquid band aid stuff would probably not be a good idea...from what i recall it's a clear barrier, and might amplify the sun on his nose rather than protecting from it.
05-24-2005, 08:30 PM
My dog is all white and her nose turned pink a few years ago and my vet recommended sun screen. I think (but I could be wrong) that they have a pill version of sunscreen.
Also try putting cocoa butter on his nose. I use that on all thier cuts and scrapes and a little neosporne(sorry about the spelling).