Natural Remedies for Dry Nose
A cold wet nose is a good thing on a snuggly pup! If you notice your dog has a bit of a dry nose, it may be nothing – but if it becomes a chronic or recurring issue, how do you treat doggie dry nose? Scan these common reasons for dry nose for a clue into your pup’s situation.
Why is Your Dog’s Nose Dry?
Winter Nose: Cold, dry weather (indoors or outdoors) can dry out your pup’s nose quickly; this chapped feeling is also called “snow nose.” A dry nose can also be a symptom of aging.
Dehydration: Dehydration can definitely cause dry nose. Keep clean fresh water in a stainless steel or ceramic bowl; plastic can become an irritant for your dog. Don’t forget to pause for water breaks during playtime either.
Allergies: Allergies can cause quite a bit of discomfort in your pup. Frequent sneezing may clue you in to the indoor irritants in your home; dust mites and mold are common offenders. Excessive sneezing and breathing in these irritants can dry out and crack your dog’s nose.
Indoor Heat: The warmth that heats your house may be drying out your pup’s nose. If your dog likes to cozy up on a heating vent or near a heater, he is likely to wake up with a cracked nose. Even central heating can dry out the air as well as your dog’s nose.
Wet Weather: The tender skin on your dog’s nose will crack more easily if it’s wet during times of freezing temperatures.
Sunburn: That’s right – dogs can get a little sunburned on their tender noses!
Still curious? Check out what the American Kennel Club has to say about dry nose!
How to Heal Your Dog’s Dry Nose:
Your best bet is to prevent dry nose by keeping your pup hydrated! If that’s not the issue, try these natural remedies!
Natural Balm: Musher’s Secret Paw Balm and Protectant is a great way to save both your dog’s nose and feet! Dab a bit on the end of your pup’s snout – use it just like a bit of lotion or chapstick to help protect their tender sniffer. The Barkery carries this balm in our online store so stock up – winter is on its way!
Natural Oils and Butters: Several around-the-house oils will come in handy as a natural remedy for dry nose! Try a few of our favorites – coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E oil.
The Barkery is here to help! Drop by or contact us today for any questions you might have. Don’t forget to check out our online store to have your pet’s food delivered conveniently to your front door!