My dog’s nose is always dry and cracked. I don’t really know why because he never complains about it and I just bought him some new tennis shoes. About a week ago, he went in the back door and started sniffing around. When I asked him what he was doing he said that he was trying to get rid of that smell on his nose was dry and cracked. I told him that it wasn’t his fault and I didn’t think that tennis shoes were going to help him but he kept sniffing at them.
So, I took him to the vet and she told me that I had to give my dog a nasal steroid spray to help with his problem. The vet also told me that I should never give him water from the tap because the water could aggravate his problem even worse. I tried to give him water from the tap and my dog’s nose got really irritated. He sniffed so hard and I could tell that he was itching and scratching his head. Then I realized that he was drinking water from the tap and his nose was wet.
My second question was, “Why is my dog’s nose dry and cracked?” The vet told me that one of his glands was malfunctioning and was allowing water to get out. He also said that I should never get a syringe because it would aggravate his problem even more. I tried taking him to the vet and he did an exam and found nothing wrong but my dog’s nose was really dry and cracked.
I then went on to ask, “Why is my dog’s nose dry and cracked?” The vet told me that the only thing I could do for him was to let him drink a lot more water. The water helped but not really helped. He probably still had some water in his nose and it wasn’t drying and cracking. I didn’t know what to do anymore so I left him at home and picked up my cell phone and called the vet.
When the vet came, he explained to me that it was probably a yeast infection and that it would get better as soon as I changed his water intake. That wasn’t going to work either so the vet offered to give him Peroxide injections. I thought to myself that there had to be a better way to deal with this and decided to take my dog to the vet’s.
The vet explained to me that what I was doing was completely unnecessary and that giving my dog Peroxide was dangerous. He admitted that the Peroxide could possibly cause a complication of the infection, but that it would just get worse if I didn’t do anything about it. I decided to do something anyway, so that my nose wasn’t getting dried and cracked. I took him to the best nose and ear infection specialist that I knew and she told me that there was nothing that I could do to stop the itching and the cracked skin.
After about a half an hour of talking to the vet, she finally told me that there was nothing that I could do and that I should take my dog to the emergency vet. The vet looked at me and told me that it wasn’t his fault that he kept having watery noses and cracked ears. I asked why, and the vet replied that I was probably making things worse by not taking care of him properly. It turned out that I was the one that was making things worse, because I was constantly dunking him in water, giving him very hot water baths, and changing the water in his dish bowl on a regular basis.
I didn’t realize that dogs really dislike being washed with water, and they also hate the feeling of having their ears cleaned. That is why my dog’s nose always looked so cracked and dry. The only solution was to give him a humidifier, and to change his water bowl as often as possible. That helped a little bit, but the vet recommended that I give him Vitamin E supplements every day. He’s now almost completely healed and just started to enjoy life again just a few months ago.