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 Post subject: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:05 am 
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My rescue Cocker has had a crusty, scabby nose. I started off by applying Shea butter to his nose but. Had no results. Now I am applying Kerasal, third day and doesn't appear to be any change.

Has anyone had this issue with their Cocker? Should I continue the Kerasal for another week and hope the crustiness flakes off?


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 Post subject: Re: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
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 Post subject: Re: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
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I find with Jesse that it is allergy related. Depending on what he eats it's better or worse.

I do sometimes put aloe vera gel on it or coconut oil - though it's a job trying to stop him licking it off again straight away. :lol3

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 Post subject: Re: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
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The Kerasal I've been applying does make the scabs more prominent and then they fall off to reveal a fresh tender nose but then it scabs right back up again! I think I will stop the Kerasal for a while and try the vitamin E capsules. I have already switched his food to help with sensitive stomach and poops which has worked out very well, but now I need to figure out the nose thing and not too keen on switching food again.


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 Post subject: Re: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
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Any other symptoms? Low thyroid can also cause this, I'm not suggesting you run to the vets once you start on thyroid replacement its for life. However there natural products that work just as well.Iodine defiency can also cause low thyroid.


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 Post subject: Re: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
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I just ordered Snout Soother from naturaldogcompany.com
Read thru their FAQs and testimonials with pics. I'll keep everyone posted on the results. Radar was eating NB Lamb Meal and Rice and did have the scabby nose but he is now on NB Bison and Sweet Potato. I had a few samples of MyPerfectPet low heat cooked raw food which he loves but it is extremely pricey.


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I used to think it was an "old" cocker thing but my 10yo female doesn't have it at all. Allegies makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Crusty scabby Cocker nose
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Vet says it is Hyperkeratosis, seen in older Cockers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and other short snout dogs. He says to continue the Kerasal or the Snout Soother and highly doubts it is an allergy. Will run a full blood panel prior to dental to check Thyroid but last year's panel had nothingout of the ordinary or high levels.


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