Caesar's nose

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  1. wcladymacbeth

    wcladymacbeth New Member

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    Caesar's nose is really dry and cracked and a lil inflamed. It seems like it's been gradually getting this way and now it seems to bother him a bit when it's touched.

    Here's what it looks like... what do you guys think?
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    Is there something I should do about it? Should I just take him to the vet?
    Thanks.
     
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    His appetite is ok, he's not lethargic.. he's acting normal. he doesn't have a runny nose or anything.

    Maybe it's the food and water bowls. His are metal but Maggie's are plastic, and they both usually use hers for water.
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Could be the plastic bowls. Maybe he's rubbing his nose on a crate or something?
     
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    My moms dog has an autoimmune disease that caused her nose to dry/crack and get infected. Ill have to ask her about it, but I hope this is not the case for your dog!!!
     
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    I'd vet to be on the safe side ,
     
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    Vet for a nose?
     
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    I sure would ! There's a cause and there are too many salves . Maybe it only needs Vaseline , but I'd ask .
     
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    I'd definitely go to the vet, better to be safe than sorry, especially if it is tender.
     
  9. wcladymacbeth

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    Thanks guys. I made an appointment for him :) He's never in his crate to rub it on there... and I just don't see an occasional drink out of a plastic bowl causing that. *shrugs*
     
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    I knew a dog who got bacterial infections in his nose--I would vet just to check on it and make sure you are not making it worse.
     

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