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Collie Nose Butter


Collies are absolutely magnificent dogs. From their chiseled, intelligent faces to their glorious coat, they epitomize canine beauty. An ugly crust across the top of their nose, or a dry, cracked appearance is not the look any of us want to see. Plus, it must be uncomfortable  for them. Give NOSE BUTTER a try and I promise, you will see results in just 1-3 days.

Collie NOSE BUTTER® Options

  • .50 oz slide tin
  • 1, 2 & 4 oz tin
  • .15 oz tube & three .15 oz tubes for $9
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Collie Nose Butter

Collie Nose Butter® is here to help! For your Collie’s dry, crusty nose. Collie Nose Butter, an amazing treatment for dry dog noses. Handcrafted one-by-one in Northern Minnesota by me (Kathy) from organic shea butter, castor oil, organic avocado oil, organic almond oil, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, organic cocoa seed butter,  a dash of aromatherapy oils and a LOT of LOVE.

How To Use NOSE BUTTER, Dog NOSE FAQs, RAVE Reviews, Shipping Info and More is in the TABS

Official Disclaimer: The following is presented as info only – consult your vet for a definitive diagnosis and course of action!

Collie Nose

Collie tri-colorThere 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. We are testing several sunscreen variations, but refer you to your vet until then. There are precious few organic sunscreen  ingredients available. Zinc oxide is the most well known, but ingestion in extremely large quantities can cause zinc toxicity in dogs. 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 in its current format will absolutely soothe, soften and help your Collie nose condition be more comfortable for your dog. We welcome any reviews of our product for Collie Nose. The feedback we have gotten so far has been very exciting and positive.

How to apply nose butterHow to Apply NOSE BUTTER®

  • Tin - Dab a bit appropriate for their size nose across the top of the nose
  • Tube - Point away from eyes and swipe across nose
  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days
  • Then as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)


  • Give a cookie
  • Feed dinner (extra yummy)
  • Play a game
  • Go for a walk

If Nose is Extremely Crusty or Cracked

  • Apply 2-3x a day for 2-3 days
  • Test crusty area with tissue
  • If crust crumbles off drop back to maintenance application
  • If crust does not easily crumble off continue application 2-3x a day for 2-3 more days
  • Repeat test
  • Then as needed for maintenance (may be daily for senior or compromised dogs)

Odds & Ends

  • NOSE BUTTER in the tin and the tube is same product, just different containers
  • NOSE BUTTER will do no harm if your dog licks some and swallows it (or eats the whole tin)
  • The new nose leather underneath may be lighter in color when crust comes off

More Tips for Tough Cases

You may have one of those dogs who loathes being controlled, held tightly or messed with in any way. Some dogs are frightened by being held closely and controlled. Flat-faced dogs may stress a bit more because their breathing is already compromised, so they instinctively try to prevent having their noses covered. Yet another reason not to use Vaseline, baby butt stuff or any other super-thick product that does not “breathe” on their noses.

Suggestions: Gently tap NOSE BUTTER onto their nose while they are sleeping. If your dog wakes up, look away, be casual and act like you did not do anything.

Give a treat that is gooey with a stronger smell (goat cheese, bit of peanut butter, tuna) with one hand  and quickly dab NOSE BUTTER on with the other hand.

Don’t feel bad – It takes Steve and I BOTH to apply Nose Butter to 12 pound Gio. Embarrassing.

More NOSE BUTTER Info Here

Official Disclaimer: I only want the very best for you and your dog. I am not a veterinarian or a vet tech, but I have years of making these organic products to help your dog have a more comfortable life. Any info you find here is shared as information about The Blissful Dog products. If your dog has any other symptoms that suggest a vet check-up, or your guts says you should, please take your dog to the vet.  Just like in people, sometimes an odd symptom may mask another condition.

Toy Fox TerrierDry Dog Nose Info

“My dog’s nose is dry”. “My dog must be sick, her nose is warm.”

We have all heard that a warm or dry dog nose means a dog is sick and that all healthy dogs have moist, wet noses.

Actually, a dog’s noses can be a bit warm and be perfectly fine. Just as we have moments when we may feel a little hotter or flush and then fine in a few minutes, so can our dogs. So, a warm nose, with no other symptoms of illness is no cause for concern. Of course, lethargy, fever or other symptoms may necessitate a trip to the vet.

A dry, cracked crusty nose CAN be cause for attention. Of course, (blatant plug), we want you to start with using Nose Butter® and take care of it…but let’s look at the WHY of the crusties.

Nasodigital Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic (unknown cause) condition that is marked by the excessive formulation of nose or footpad crusts that vets call keratin. It is common in older dogs and certain breeds seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Thick, crusty, hard, dry crud accumulates on the top of the nose, paw pads, or both. The accumulated dry keratin is usually most visible on the top of the nose and at the edges of the paw pads. This is not life-threatening and is considered cosmetic, but we want to eradicate this condition! Nose Butter and Paw Butter are the key line of defense…not getting all infomercial on you. But that is why I created this line of products…it all started with Frenchie crusties that did not want to go away!

The paw pad variety of this is called Footpad Hyperkeratosis. Hyperkeratosis is thought to run in bloodlines and results in severe digital hyperkeratosis (overgrowth of crusts and crud). Once again, not life threatening, but needs to be addressed for their comfort and your peace of mind.

Sensitivities to plastic bowls can cause some nose issues. Switch to stainless shell or a well-made ceramic pronto. All those bad chemicals that we now know were in water bottles have often been used in pet food bowls!

There is another, serious condition, called Pemphigus foliates, which DOES need veterinarian intervention. It is characterized by blisters on the dry nose of a dog. They can burst and form crust that can covers the nostrils and makes breathing difficult. This is an autoimmune skin disease that is so very common amongst our modern dogs and cats. I repeat, your dog’s dry nose in this case would certainly need a vet’s attention.

Some dogs may be sensitive to the sun and need a bit of sunscreen. Shea Butter offers some natural SPF protection, the exact numbers are not available, as sources say anywhere from 9 to 30. I will have a sunscreen option soon (by spring 2014 for sure).

This is intended to give you a bit of info on the various conditions that can cause your best friend to have a dry, crusty dog nose. If you need more info, visit the Merck Vet manual site, email us or Google it!

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Official The Blissful Dog Disclaimer: This article is not intended as a substitute for veterinarian care. Please consult your veterinarian if your dog needs medical care.

The Blissful Dog Reviews

BeforeAfter_orangeblueDelighted customers are the best compliment a business can have. We are blessed to have hundreds of rave reviews, many of which have powerful Before & After images. Visit our REVIEWS page for even more.

Labradoodle Nose is Almost Completely Healed!
We have been using salicylic acid on Magnum the Labradoodle’s nose. Then the split in his nostril was so bad that the Vet dermatologist recommended “Liquid bandage” for humans be applied. Needless to say Magnum hated this. After one application he ran into his crate when he saw me coming with the bottle. I was desperate and then I heard about Nose Butter! Magnum’s nose is almost completely healed. And his nose is now “inviting” for a snuggle! I can’t thank you enough. – Carol

Testimonial for French Bulldog Nose Butter
 Thank you for making NOSE BUTTER!!! My pups nose was all chapped and icky, after two day of using NOSE BUTTER it is a thousand times better. The tube makes application so much easier. She also has super dry ears and I rubbed some on the inside of her ear, and they are no longer dry and itchy. – Thank you, L.

He Knows NOSE BUTTER Helps
Cocker Spaniel Nose is better now! Kathy, I just can’t believe the difference in my doggie’s nose! He doesn’t even fuss…its like he knows it makes him better! Thank you so much for your fab product and for so improving my old angel’s feelings and appearance. –Jacqui x

Boston Terrier Nose Butter Testimonial
I just wanted to say thanks for getting my dog’s nose looking good again. My 12-year old Boston Terrier’s nose was literally coming of in little chucks. Now it’s solid again and looks great!” –April M.D.

Review Chihuahua NOSE BUTTER Saved Her Nose
Your cream has done wonders for my baby girl and I cannot thank you enough! She suffers from severe cracked, dry bleeding nose issues and this butter has literally saved her poor little nose from the pain and suffering it once was so accustomed to. Thank you a million times over!! –Jesica N.

Nothing Had Helped My Frenchie’s Nose!
I have tried so many products for my Frenchie’s crusty nose and nothing has helped . My vet told me about NOSE BUTTER. I ordered it and it came in 2 days! After 3 days of treatment omg …. I can not believe the difference! No more crusty nose! Thank you!!!!! –C.O.N.

I can’t believe how quickly the Nose Butter worked…just like it said it would. It came yesterday. I used it on our English Bulldog last night and tonight and its like he has a new nose. It has always been crusty and now it looks great!!” –Kim C.

Boxer NOSE BUTTER Thumbs Up on Instagram
Idk if your babies have the same issues as mine, but Nika’s nose was so dry and crusty and gross. We found this stuff called Nose Butter by The Blissful Dog. It’s all organic so they can lick it. We have used it 3xs a day for maybe 4 days and her nose looks so much better. Just wanted to share in case any if ur babies make have this problem. –From Tara on Instagram




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ShippingThe Blissful Dog Shipping Info

Your order will ship with 24-48 hours of my receiving it (not counting Sundays or holidays). Nothing short of a blizzard, zombie apocalypse or that good looking Alcide guy from True Blood showing up will slow down shipping. I don’t get out much, but if I am going to be away from The Blissful Dog International Headquarters (aka-home) for more than a long weekend I ship from my travels OR let you know in the order verification email.

There is a Priority Mail option, which includes a free freezer pack during summer months (US only). Recommended if you live on the surface of the sun aka Arizona, Texas or other sweltering locations.

Shipping Info USA 

Your shipping charges are based upon the actual weight of the item you have selected and the exact USPS charges. There are no added handling or service charges. For some reason handling charges bother me…

Your order will usually arrive from here in the far north to your mailbox within the US in 3-7 days. Of course, there are exceptions, but that is a good rule of thumb – er – paw.

International Shipping Info

The shipping charges are based upon the actual weight of the item you have selected and the exact USPS charges. There are no added handling or service charges.

International time frames vary from country to country. Sadly, I have had orders take 3-4 weeks to arrive to some countries. I wish I had that teleportation thing worked out and I could just zap your items to you, but until then the USPS will have to do.

I honor and feel your pain on how expensive international shippings is. Using the exact weight allows me to offer you the best rates possible. Tracking is not available after your package leaves the US. Tracking will stop in Chicago, IL, which the exit point for mail in my area leaving the USA. That does not mean it is stuck there, just that the tracking ends there.