In this guide, we look at some natural remedies, and non commercial remedies for a dry dog nose.
A dog’s nose can vary in temperature and moisture level depending on a range of factors, and you should take them to the vet if you suspect your dog has any serious nose health issues.
But a non serious dry nose, or regular dry skin around the nose, there are ways to nourish the nose and skin.
Let’s take a look at some of the natural remedies and non commercial options!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
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Natural Remedies For A Dry Or Chapped Dog Nose
Some of the potential natural remedies and non commercial options are …
1. Coconut Oil
We are talking about organic, cold pressed, extra virgin coconut oil that is 100% natural, non-toxic and formulated for dogs.
Coconut oil is often talked about as a super oil for humans, and it has a similar benefit for healthy dogs (unless they are consuming a lot of it through their mouth, or they have an allergy to it).
Coconut oil is a natural moisturiser that can deliver moisture back to the nose skin, and help with skin elasticity with it’s minerals and vitamins.
Follow the instructions on the label for how to apply it to a dog’s nose.
One thing to note about coconut oil though is that some dogs (because of the smell or taste) want to lick it off their nose.
Some examples of coconut oil for dogs are:
– PetPost Coconut Oil
One such organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is Petpost Coconut Oil For Dogs (on Amazon).
This coconut oil is made with:
100% Pure and Natural
No Hydrogenated Fat
No Animal Cruelty
– Zesty Paws Coconut Oil
A 100% certified organic coconut oil for dogs.
Only the triple purified, refined, 100% non toxic vaseline is generally suitable/safe for pets and dogs.
Similar to coconut oil, vaseline acts as a type of moisturiser good for delivering moisture back to the skin.
Something to note about vaseline is that it is made from refining the by products of oil.
If you are environmentally conscious, coconut oil, which is derived from coconuts, might be a better choice.
3. Make sure your dog is drinking enough water
Dehydration can be a cause of a dry dog nose.
Make sure your dog is getting enough water each day and staying well hydrated – especially with daily exercise and warm weather.
4. Make sure your dog is getting good nutrition and the proper diet
All dogs need a balanced diet, with a healthy amount of protein.
If your dog’s diet or nutrition is off – this can impact the minerals your dog’s blood carries to the rest of their body – including their nose.
Make sure the diet your dog is on is vet approved.
5. Make sure your dog is healthy, and protect them from the sun
Allergies, health conditions, diseases, illnesses and skin disorders can all cause chapped, cracked, rough, dry and crusty noses on dogs.
Sunburn is another thing that can cause a red and flaky/peeling nose.
Regular vet checks to check up on health, and sun protection is a good way to ensure your dog’s nose stays in the best condition.
6. Make a homemade dog body butter from natural and safe ingredients
Some people choose to make homemade dog body butter from natural and dog-safe ingredients.
It’s important you only do this though if you’ve spoken to an animal health professional to confirm that the homemade butter you’ve made is safe.
7. There are commercial natural dog nose care products
If you are interested in taking a look at the natural dog nose waxes and balms, of which some are USDA Organically certified (they have a little USDA label on the main label), you can check them out here:
- Pawstruck Ruff Relief Balm for Dogs (on Amazon) – USDA Organic Certified
- Dermoscent BioBalm Skin Repairing Dog Balm (on Chewy) – 100% natural
- 4 Legger Certified Organic Nose and Paw Pad Healing Balm (on Amazon) – USDA Organic Certified
- Natural Dog Snout Soother (on Amazon)
- Nozzle Nectar Dog Nose Butter (on Amazon)
- Blissful Dog Nose Butter (on Amazon)
Make sure you check out their ingredient list to confirm all natural ingredients are used in the product before you buy.
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