COLLIE NOSE BUTTER – ORGANIC DRY NOSE TREATMENT
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.
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Official Disclaimer: The following is presented as info only – consult your vet for a definitive diagnosis and course of action!
COLLIE NOSE INFO
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? For complete info on my search for a summer nose protection recipe that did not include zinc oxide, visit here or click on SUMMERTIME in the TABS above.
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.