COLLIE NOSE BUTTER – ORGANIC DRY NOSE TREATMENT
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT STUFF ON MY COLLIE’S NOSE?
Probably not food, dirt, bad genetics or anything you did or didn’t do that you should have (did that make sense?). While your Collie may have a bit of regular dryness on their nose (which NOSE BUTTER® will take care of easily), if it is more of a crust or looks like an oyster shell or tree root, your dog may have Nasal Hyperkeratosis aka crusty nose crud.
Of course, Collie’s can also have Collie Nose which is discussed further below.
Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition (scientific jargon for they don’t have a clue where it comes from) that results in a protein or keratin overgrowth (keratin-more jargon) on a dog’s nose and/or paw pads. This protein overgrowth is often seen in older dogs, dogs with certain illnesses or on some medications.
Plus, certain breeds or breed types (mixed breed dogs get this too) seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Bully breeds, flat-faced dogs, toy breeds, the mastiff types and anything with a chunky body type seems to be more likely to have this condition. Yeah, Frenchies fit several of those criteria!
Now you know what it IS, let’s chat about what will get rid of it and keep it at bay…NOSE BUTTER®!
NOSE BUTTER® for your Collie is individually handcrafted (by my team and me – Kathy) here in far northern Minnesota using all organic good stuff – organic shea butter, organic olive oil, organic castor oil, organic castor oil, organic avocado oil, organic almond oil, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic cocoa seed butter, just a dash of essential oils and a LOT of LOVE. Every item is tucked into a fabric gift bag with complete directions included.
SCENTED OR UNSCENTED?
LIGHTLY SCENTED: Our classic NOSE BUTTER® has a dash of essential oils (Cedarwood for grounding and stress reduction, Cypress for balance and clarity and Ylang Ylang for uplifting energy and light), but unless you have an very sensitive nose, you will probably not notice it at all.
UNSCENTED VERSION: While we totally believe in the energetic healing properties of the dash of essential oils we use, we honor that some of you may prefer a completely unscented version. Select your choice in the dropdown menu.
BIG SNIFF COLLIE COMBO KIT $19.95
INDIVIDUALLY PRICED AT $40.50
- ONE 1 OZ TIN NOSE BUTTER WITH COLLIE LABEL
- ONE 1 OZ TIN BOO BOO BUTTER WITH COLLIE LABEL (SCENTED ONLY)
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE NOSE BUTTER WITH COLLIE LABEL
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE OF BOO BOO BUTTER WITH COLLIE LABEL (SCENTED ONLY)
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE OF NOSE BUTTER (2ND) WITH COLLIE LABEL OR ONE .15 TUBE OF ELBOW BUTTER (SCENTED ONLY)
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE OF PAW BUTTER – PAW LABEL (SCENTED ONLY)
- ONE .15 OZ TUBE OF NOSE BUTTER® SUMMERTIME WITH COLLIE CHOICE (SCENTED ONLY)
- UNSCENTED OPTION IS NOSE BUTTER ITEMS ONLY
COLLIE LITTLE SNIFF COMBO $9.95
- ONE .50 OZ SLIDE TOP TIN OF NOSE BUTTER WITH COLLIE LABEL
- TQO .15 OZ TUBES OF NOSE BUTTER WITH COLLIE LABELK
- ORGANZA GIFT BAG
- COMPLETE USAGE DIRECTION PAMPHLET INCLUDED
- LIGHTLY SCENTED VERSION ONLY
NOSE BUTTER USAGE & FAQS, SUMMERTIME INFO, PRODUCT CONTAINER DIMENSIONS, REVIEWS, SHIPPING+ IN TABS
Official Disclaimer: The following is presented as info only – consult your vet for a definitive diagnosis and course of action!
COLLIE NOSE INFO
There are two types of lupus (immune system is attacking itself) in dogs: systemic and discoid.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rare in dogs (thank goodness). SLE attacks various tissues in the body; kidneys, skin, heart, lungs, nervous system, blood and/or joints. It is chronic and sadly, often fatal.
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE), known as collie nose, is a form of SLE, but the effect is localized and does not spread through the entire system. DLE only affects the skin and the sores are usually confined to the face and nose. A biopsy is required to 100% diagnose DLE. A genetic predisposition towards developing DLE is considered responsible for the greater incidence of this condition in Collies and the other breeds prone to it.
First they lose the coloring around the nose and the nose texture gets abnormally smooth – with none of the normal leathery texture expected. Ulcers, open sores and crusts can develop. The nose, lips, ears, the skin around the eyes and occasionally the genitals are the most commonly affected areas.
Exposure to the sun aggravates this condition and they must be protected from the sun. There are precious few organic sunscreen ingredients available that really help shield from the sun’s rays. Zinc oxide is the most well known, but ingestion in extremely large quantities can cause zinc toxicity in dogs – more info here. Now, most dogs would never be able to lick enough off their nose from a sunscreen to harm them, but why take any chances?
NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME FOR YOUR COLLIE
With top of the line organic ingredients that are known for natural sun support, NOSE BUTTER SUMMERTIME offers the happy medium of organic, NO ZINC, summer nose care for your blissful dog. While FDA regulations prevent us calling this a sunscreen, it does contain the top of the line organic sun protection ingredients.
NOSE BUTTER® SUMMERTIME INGREDIENTS
Organic Shea Butter, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Organic Neem Oil, Organic Carrot Seed Oil a Dash of Essential Oils (Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh) and a Lot of Love.