ST BERNARD NOSE BUTTER® DRY NOSE TREATMENT
WHAT IS THIS CRUSTY STUFF ON MY ST BERNARD’S NOSE?
Does your St. Bernard buddy have an over-all dry nose or are there patches of dryness and you can tell it needs some attention? That crusty is probably not accumulated food, a scab, dirt or even caused by what your Saint is eating, it may be a generalized dry nose that can be easily taken care of with St Bernard NOSE BUTTER®. St Bernard NOSE BUTTER® moisturizes your Saints nose and fast. While not as cool as brandy in a flask, NOSE BUTTER® has a benevolent St. Bernard on the label for you to enjoy.
If the crust on your Saints nose is thicker, covers the entire nose or looks like something on Game of Thrones, then your St Bernard may have a condition known as Nasal Hyperkeratosis aka crusty nose stuff. Yes, a long, complicated name for a simple to remedy condition.
Is the dryness on your dog’s nose MORE than just some dry skin? Are there layers of rough tissue that look like barnacles or bark? Your dog may have Nasal Hyperkeratosis.
Nasal hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition (¯\(°_o)/¯ medical-speak for they don’t have a clue where it comes from) that causes your dog to create a protein or keratin overgrowth (keratin-more jargon, it just means protein tissue). It is tissue, so it may bleed if you try to pick it off (don’t pick, dogs hate that).
You have not done anything wrong, this is not caused from bad genetics, your dog’s food or water or his love for rooting in the dirt. While it IS a condition, nasal hyperkeratosis can be easily gotten under control and kept under control.
Flat-faced breeds, Bulldog types, toy breeds, the mastiff family and anything with a chunky body type or extreme characteristics seem to have a genetic predisposition toward this condition.
Dry climates, dry heating or a/c and some physical conditions or medications may also aggravate the dryness.
The term condition means this is a chronic issue that can be HEALED but not CURED. The symptoms (the crust) can be gotten under control, and kept under control, but regular maintenance is required. Much as heart worm medicine has to be given or ears cleaned, your dog may require extra nose maintenance attention.
Personally, I feel a slightly depressed or compromised immune system is also one of the causes. Many of the breeds prone to this have extreme characteristics such as flat faces, chunky bodies, are really BIG or really small. It stands to reason that to get such an extreme body type and “look” something is compromised.
NOSE BUTTER® can keep your dog’s nose looking and feeling great with a minimum of expense and trouble. It makes me feel so good that our product has helped tens of thousands of dogs all over the world look and feel better. I’m honored you found us!
WHAT WILL NOSE BUTTER® DO FOR MY ST. BERNARD’S DRY NOSE?
NOSE BUTTER is a rich moisturizer made here in MN using ingredients that soak into your dog’s nose in layers. The lighter oils, such as almond oil soak in fast, then the next level of oils are absorbed, like olive oil or castor oil, then the shea butter and cocoa seed butter melts in, acting as a super moisturizer and light barrier of protective goodness. But it is always light enough for the nose leather skin to breathe and absorb the juicy smells your dog loves.
ST BERNARD NOSE BUTTER AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL SIZES OF TINS & TUBES
1 OZ TIN 7.95
2 OZ TIN 12.95
4 OZ TIN 17.95
8 OZ TIN 29.95
16 OZ TIN 58.95
.15 OZ LIP BALM SIZE 4.45
THREE PACK OF .15 OZ TUBES 9.95
.50 OZ TUBE 6.95
2 OZ TUBE 13.95
HOW 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 until nose improves
- Then use as needed for maintenance (1-3x weekly on average)
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ST. BERNARD HISTORY INFO
Saint Bernard History: The St. Bernard possibly originated from Mastiff or molosser type dogs brought to the Alps by the ancient Romans. Alpine Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiffs, Mastiffs and more contributed to the Saint. The history of this breed is fascinating, for more visit here.
Bits & Pieces: Brutal winters from 1816 to 1818 led to many more avalanches, killing many of the breeding dogs as they attempted rescues. In the 1850s Newfoundlands were brought in and crossed with many of the remaining Saints to bring vigor to the tightly inbred survivors. They believed the Newfie coat would help protect them from the frigid temperatures. But the long coat of the Newfies weighed the dogs down, holding ice and snow, rendering them much less useful as a rescue dog.
That Barrel? The monks of the St. Bernard Hospice deny that any St. Bernard ever carried casks or small barrels around their necks. Sir Edwin Landseer’s 1820 painting, Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveler, was probably the source of the myth. Ever the savvy marketers, the monks kept casks around for photographs with tourists.