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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:44 AM

Abrasion on dog's nose.

We just picked Noelle up from the kennel where we board her and she has an abrasion on the top of her nose. She always rubs her nose along the bottom of her enclosure, the rug, the grass, dirt, etc. They even moved her to a large plastic crate to sleep, but I think she kept it raw by licking it. It looks raw and bloody, but it's not bleeding. They said they had been washing it daily with warm water and a dog wash for sensitive skin. She let us wash it off and pat it dry. She keeps getting her tongue up there. I was wondering if there was anything we could put on it to help it heal. If it was a person, I'd put Neosporin on it, but I'm not sure that's OK if she's going to be licking it. It's right above where the sensitive part of her nose ends and the skin on her snout begins.

Maybe we should just leave it alone, but it looks like it wouldn't take much to make it bleed.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:50 AM

1. It was my own idea, but my dog's nose looked dry so I tried a dab of Vaseline

Rubbed it in. That didn't prevent him from licking it, but he didn't get much. That might sooth her poor nose and start it healing.

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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:51 AM

2. I vote for leaving it alone. eom

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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:56 AM

3. I Googled it and found a good link...

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/9_8/features/Dog_Wound_Healing_15830-1.html

It seems that vinegar and coconut oil are helpful as well as a zillion other natural and safe products. Good luck!

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 12:59 AM

4. We literally had the EXACT same issue TWO DAYS AGO!

We board our dog at her vet, and they just told us to keep an eye on it for a few days, which we've done. It's hard to tell, but it seems to be improving. That said, it never looked close to actually bleeding.

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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 01:18 AM

5. I'm with Rhiannon,....Vaseline can't curt anything and

May very well help. It helps heal raw cracked human hands...it they lick it so what it won’t hurt them. Coconut oil is also a good option. Pure coconut oil has antiseptic qualities too.

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Response to woodsprite (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 09:08 AM

6. Vetericyn is a great product. Our animal shelter uses it for cuts, abrasions, etc.

It can be used on dogs, cats and other animals. I buy it at Tractor Supply Co., but large chain pet stores and farm supply stores also sell it.

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