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Q: What can I use on my pug's dry nose?

April 8, 2008 | By Judy P. | 3 answers | Expired: 2372 days ago

Judy P.

My 2yr old pug-mix has a very dry cracky looking nose. Is it safe to use the same lanolin type rub that I use onl his paw pads for his nose?

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Jill R.
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Apr 08, 2008

check the label, it should say that you can apply it on any dry skin area... but remember, if his nose is dry, there could be medical issues at hand, so if it doesn't seem to clear up in a few days, best to take to your vet for an examination....

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Danewillow
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Apr 09, 2008

I've used Vaseline on my dog's nose.

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Thecompgal
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Apr 09, 2008

I have had many pugs...Two important areas to watch are their face wrinkles (especially the one above the nose) and ears. Pugs shove their faces into everything and therefore get lots of dirt and food in their nose wrinkle, this can cause infection if you don't clean it.
You'll need a baby wipe that's non-alcoholic / non-scented. Hold the Pug firmly and gently run the wipe in the folds above the nose and below the eyes. Continue until the wipe is clean after running through the wrinkles. Finally, apply a very thin layer of Vaseline inside the fold above the nose the give some protection and healing to this sensitive area. I'd recommend doing this once per week or once every other week at the latest.

If you notice anything wet or foul smelling in your pug's wrinkles, make sure to get in touch with your vet right away.

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