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O u r 1 5 m on t h o l d c h o c o l a t e l a b r a d o r L a r a h a s h a d a v e r y d r y , f l a k y an d c r a c k e d n o s e f o r s o m e t i m e n o w . W h e r e h e r n o s e s h o u l d b e s h in y an d m o i s t i t i s in s t e a d d u l l , d r y an d c r a c k e d . I t i s q u i t e s en s i t i v e t o t o u c h b u t i t d o e sn ' t s e e m t o c a u s e h e r an y p a in o t h e r w i s e .

W e s p o k e t o o u r v e t an d t h e b r e e d e r s o m e m on t h s a g o w h en i t f i r s t s t a r t e d . T h e v e t d i dn ' t kn o w w h a t i t w a s . T h e b r e e d e r a s k e d s o m e o f t h e o l d - t i m e r s a t C r u f t s a b o u t i t an d e m a i l e d u s an a r t i c l e d e s c r i b in g s k in c on d i t i on s in l a d r a d o r s ( i . e . h o w s en s i t i v e t h e i r s k in i s an d h o w t h e y c an d e v e l o p a l m o s t m y s t e r i o u s a l l e r g i e s ) . T h i s a r t i c l e r e c o m m en d e d u s in g E c on e e m c r e a m .

W e h a v e b e en u s in g t h i s n o w f o r a l m o s t t w o m on t h s b u t w i t h n o r e a l e f f e c t s . W e a p p l y t h e c r e a m ( an d s o m e h e m p b a s e d m o i s t e r i s in g c r e a m ) t o L a r a ' s n o s e e v e r y d a y . S o m e o f t h e d r y f l a k e s d o d r o p o f f b u t un d e rn e a t h t h e s k in i s n o t m o i s t an d s h in y . T h e c on d i t i on a l m o s t s e e m s t o b e r e g en e r a t in g e a c h d a y - i t i s q u i t e s t r an g e .

O t h e r w i s e L a r a i s in s p e c t a c u l a r c on d i t i on . T h e b r e e d e r , v e t an d an y on e w e m e e t r e g u l a r l y c o m m en t on h o w b e a u t i f u l s h e i s . B u t w e w o u l d r e a l l y l i k e t o s o r t h e r n o s e o u t .

H a s an y on e e v e r c o m e a c r o s s t h i s p r o b l e m b e f o r e ? O r h a s an y on e en c o un t e r e d " a l l e r g i e s " in l a b r a d o r s an d i f s o h o w h a v e y o u s o r t e d t h e m o u t ?

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B en o u r L a b c a m e t o u s a t 1 4 m on t h s w i t h t h e m o s t h o r r i d s k in , I t r i e d v a r i o u s b r an d s o f d r y d o g f o o d , h a v e e v en j u s t t r i e d a g a in b u t a s s o on a s h e g o e s on d r y f o o d h e j u s t b r e a k s o u t in h o t s p o t s & s c a l y p a t c h e s ,
I h a v e f o un d t h a t i f I f e e d h i m h o m e c o o k e d t h en t h e p r o b l e m s w i t h h i s s k in s t o p .
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I h a v e f o un d t h a t a l m on d o i l s o o t h e s t h e s c a l y d r y p a t c h e s , i j u s t m a s s a g e i t in t o t h e a r e a s t h a t a r e d r y , i f t h e p a t c h e s b r e a k & b e c o m e w e t t h en i u s e s f l o w e r s o f s u l p h e r , w h i c h i s a v a i l a b l e f r o m b o o t s & o t h e r l a r g e c h e m i s t s ,

I h o p e t h i s h e l p s & i f y o u ' d l i k e m o r e in f o on h o m e c o o k in g t h en f e e l f r e e t o a s k ,
y o u c o u l d a l s o t r y B A R F b u t i m n o t t h e on e t o a s k a b o u t t h a t b u t t h e r e i s l o t s o f in f o a r o un d L F on t h i s s u b j e c t

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I kn o w on e o f m y s i s t e r s d o g s h a d a v e r y s c a l y n o s e f o r a w h i l e an d w h en s h e c h an g e d f r o m a p l a s t i c f e e d in g b o w l t o a m e t a l on e , t h e d o g s n o s e r e t u rn e d t o n o r m a l .

I kn o w D i s c o i d L u p u s c a u s e s s c a l y n o s e s t o o ( I r e s e a r c h e d a l o t t o t r y t o h e l p m y s i s t e r ) , b u t I d on ' t t h in k i t i s c o m m on l y f o un d in L a b r a d o r s .


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N o t a L a b b u t m y l i t t l e t e r r i e r S a m h a s a l w a y s h a d p r o b l e m s w i t h a d r y , c r a c k e d an d v e r y c h a p p e d n o s e . I t i s a c t u a l l y a c on d i t i on ( c an ' t r e m e m b e r w h a t m y v e t c a l l e d i t ) b u t b a s i c a l l y s h e n e v e r h a s h a d a n a t u r a l l y w e t n o s e an d I h a v e t o p u t t h in g s l i k e C h a p s t i c k an d B l i s t e z e on h e r n o s e t o k e e p i t m o i s t . I t d o e s h e l p b u t i t i s a r e g u l a r t h in g , I h a v e t o a p p l y i t m o s t d a y s .

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T h e r e w a s a s i m i l a r c a s e h e r e s o m e w e e k s a g o an d I s en t t h e f o l l o w in g l in k s - h o p e t h e y w e r e o f h e l p .

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T h e n u m b e r o f c r a c k e d n o s e s s e e m t o b e m o r e an d m o r e o f a p r o b l e m w i t h l a b r a d o r s - n o t on l y in t h e U K .

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M an y t h an k s t o e v e r y on e f o r t h e i r h e l p f u l c o m m en t s .

L a r a h a s b e en on R o y a l C an in ( b a b y , j un i o r an d n o w a d u l t L a b r a d o r s p e c i f i c ) s in c e t h e b e g in n in g w i t h u s an d w e h a v e t r i e d h e r in t e r m i t t en t l y on c h i c k en an d r i c e s o I d on ' t t h in k i t c an b e h e r f o o d . S h e e a t s f r o m a c e r a m i c b o w l w h i c h a g a in s h o u l d p r e c l u d e an y a l l e r g i c r e a c t i on . A l s o , s h e g e t s e v en in g p r i m r o s e o i l e v e r y d a y in h e r f o o d t o k e e p h e r c o a t r i c h an d m o i s t e r i s e d - w h i c h a g a in s h o u l d h e l p . W e h a v e t r i e d t o t h in k w h a t e l s e c o u l d b e i r r i t a t in g h e r b u t w e a r e v e r y c a r e f u l a b o u t u s in g an y c h e m i c a l c l e an in g p r o d u c t s f o r in s t an c e .

A l t h o u g h h e r s k in c an s o m e t i m e s b e a l i t t l e b i t d r y an d s h o w u p d an d r u f f - i t i s on l y h e r n o s e t h a t i s f l a k y an d c r a c k e d . W e ' l l c on t in u e t r y in g t o g e t t o t h e c a u s e o f i t an d I ' l l p o s t an y s o l u t i on s t h a t I f in d in c a s e i t m a y h e l p an y on e e l s e .


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D i d y o u e v e r g e t t o t h e b o t t o m o f t h i s ? M y p u p i s 1 4 m on t h s an d h a d a d r y , s c a b y n o s e f o r s o m e t i m e n o w an d t h en v e t d o e sn ' t h a v e a c l u e . I h a v e b e en r e a d in g a b o u t in h e r i t e d n a s a l p a r a k e r a t o s i s , d o e s an y on e kn o w o f a t e s t f o r t h i s ?

A s f o r t r e a t in g w i t h v a s e l in e , i t s on f o r m i c r o s e c on d s b e f o r e s h e ' s l i c k e d i t o f f ! An y b o d y kn o w an y g o o d t r i c k s f o r k e e p in g i t on t h e r e ?

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H i C h r i s ,

W e ' v e d i s c u s s e d t h i s w i t h s o m an y p e o p l e an d t h e r e d o e sn ' t s e e m t o b e an y p e r f e c t s o l u t i on f o r o u r d o g . T h e d r y f l a k in e s s on h e r n o s e g o e s t h r o u g h c y c l e s - i t g r o w s h a r d e r an d " f l a k i e r " an d l o o k s q u i t e p a in f u l , t h en i t b e g in s t o f a l l o f f , an d f o r a w h i l e h e r n o s e i s a l m o s t b a c k t o "n o r m a l " un t i l t h e c y c l e b e g in s a g a in . I t h in k i t i s s o m e t y p e o f a u t o - i m m un e r e a c t i on . T h e r e w a s an a r t i c l e in on e o f t h e d o g m a g a z in e s d i s c u s s in g s u c h c on d i t i on s in L a b r a d o r s . T h e y h a v e p a r t i c u l a r l y s en s i t i v e an d d r y s k in s o a r e m o r e p r on e t o s u c h t h in g s . I t n e v e r s e e m s t o u p s e t o r b o t h e r o u r L a r a s o a t t h i s s t a g e w e a r e q u i t e p h i l o s o p h i c a l a b o u t i t . T h e on l y t h in g w e h a v e n o t t r i e d i s s o m e t y p e o f p r o f e s s i on a l h o m e o p a t h i c a d v i c e . W e d o " t r e a t " h e r n o s e r e g u l a r l y w i t h m an u k a h on e y ( a p a r t i c u l a r l y s t r on g an t i s e p t i c h on e y w h i c h i s g o o d f o r s k in c on d i t i on s ) an d s o m e o r d in a r y c o o l in g s k in - c r e a m . B o t h o f t h e s e d o s e e m t o k e e p an y p a r t i c u l a r l y b a d a t t a c k s a t b a y b u t t h e y d o n o t h in g t o r e v e r s e t h e g en e r a l c y c l e h e r n o s e g o e s t h r o u g h .

I f y o u d o f in d o u t an y t h in g f u r t h e r d o l e t m e kn o w .

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m y 1 0 m on t h o l d c h o c o l a t e l a b h a s e x a c t l y t h e s a m e p r o b l e m Sad
A s w e l l a s t h e c on s t an t f l a k in g an d d r yn e s s i t s e e m s t o c h an g e c o l o u r w i t h b r i g h t p in k a r e a s in s i d e t h e n o s t r i l s a t t i m e s .



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T h a t ' s s o un d s j u s t l i k e w h a t o u r H a m b a g o e s t h r o u g h . L o o k s j u s t l i k e y o u r p h o t o t o o , D a v e S S . I g u e s s a l l w e c an d o i s k e e p an e y e on i t . H a m b a ' s d u e a t t h e v e t s in a f e w w e e k s t o b e s p a y e d s o I ' l l h a v e a c h a t w i t h t h e m t h en , I ' l l l e t y o u kn o w w h a t I f in d o u t .

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