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Old 08-15-2006, 09:36 PM
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Question Pink Spot On nose

Hi my jack russell/beagle (maybe) has a pink spot on his nose that keeps on getting bigger and bigger. I never catch him rubbing on anything and it doesn't seem to bother him, it just bothers me.

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Has anyone seen something like this before?
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:51 PM
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Yep...I've seen that many times. It is definately from him rubbing his nose on something. If you have him gated off when you aren't home, it could be from sticking his nose through the gate. I've also seen that happen when a dog tries to "bury" something on/in a carpet or pushing their bedding or food bowls around. Not much you can do since you don't know for sure how or why he is doing it. You could put triple antibiotic ointment on it but he will no doubt lick it off.

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Old 08-15-2006, 11:25 PM
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I have an underground fence so he doesn't rub on the gate . I have seen holes in the yard but he never buries anything that I can see. I heard it could be an alergic reaction to plastic bowls (which he uses), is that true?
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:41 PM
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I guess that could be a possibility. Try switching to stainless steel or a crock type bowl.
It still does very much look like he has been pushing something with his nose. Some dogs like to arrange their bedding and scrape their noses in the process...or, as I said, push food bowls around...or balls...or anything that may cause their noses to scrape the ground. Now that I think about it, I've seen that happen on concrete as well as carpet.
Maybe he is doing something when you aren't home. You could try setting up a video camera to see what he's doing.

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Old 08-16-2006, 12:03 AM
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Buy some Vitamin E capsuls with the liquid inside, break open and apply directly to the affected area, it shoudl help.
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