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Collie, Collie Cousins & Nose Issues

Using Nose Butter + Collie Nose Info

Collie-types not only have the afore-mentioned issues, they can also have a basic dry nose or the extreme Nasal Hyperkeratosis, where the nose is overgrown with excess skin tissue.

The good news is any level of basic dry nose issue can be treated and maintained with Nose Butter usage.

Y'all know we gotta say this, check with your vet if needed.

Many years ago we tested an all natural sunscreen for dogs using additional essential oils and herbal components. Since it was a handcrafted product it would have been impossible to get a consistent SPF number for it.

Our concern was also that someone whose dog had a lighter nose like a Vizsla etc. would apply the product once at 8am and be shocked when their dog's nose was sunburned at 6pm after a day at the beach.

Be VERY Careful if a product makes claims as to sun protection for dogs, yet does not have an appropriate SPF number issued by an independent party. Rant over.

There are two types of lupus (immune system attacks itself) in dogs: systemic and discoid. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rare in dogs. SLE attacks various tissues in the body; kidneys, skin, heart, lungs, nervous system, blood, and/or joints.

Collie Nose or Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is a type of SLE, but is localized and doesn't spread through the entire system. DLE is skin specific and the sores are confined to the face and nose. Collies have a genetic predisposition towards developing DLE. A biopsy is required to 100% diagnose DLE. 

First Collies lose the pigment around their nose and the nose texture gets abnormally smooth. Next, crust and open sores or ulcerated areas form. The nose, lips, ears, the skin around the eyes, and occasionally the genitals are affected.

Exposure to the sun aggravates this condition and your dog must have sun protection. 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 can cause zinc toxicity in dogs. So, the sun protection options with no zinc that are natural are very limited. 

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

#1 Tip - Warm product before application for faster absorption

• To warm; stick in your pocket, bra, or scoop some out & warm in palm
• Open the tin or tube
• Gently control your dog's face (jowls, side of face or under their chin)
• Don't use a head-lock - that is a big trigger
• Tag Team - have someone hold & you apply
• (Tin) Scoop a bit out appropriate to the size of your dog’s nose
• Dab it on their nose (doesn't have to be precise)
• You do not have to rub it in, it will melt quickly, especially if you warmed it up a bit
• Distract to keep them from licking or rubbing it off
• Repeat 2-3x a day for 1-3 days or until nose is back in shape
• Then use as needed for maintenance (usually 1-2x a week)

It's not rocket science, but there are tips that make application faster and easier for you and your dog.

• Give a cookie or treat before, during and after application
• Cuddles, pets, repeat as needed
• Feed their dinner (with extra yummies)
• Play your dog's fave game
• Throw a ball
• Go for a walk
• Pet them, lavish praise on them for their overall good dog-ness
• TIP! Not only does something positive (like cookies) take their mind off having something done to them, it also build an association between GOOD STUFF and Nose Butter application.

If you are unsure what is going on with a Collie-Type dog's nose consult your veterinarian.

• Apply as in the previous tip
• After 2-3 days of multiple daily application (do the best you can, 2-3x a day is great), test the crusty stuff with a bit of tissue and see if it will crumbles off
• If it does NOT crumble right off (it will look like black, greasy dirt), keep applying Nose Butter 2-3x a day until it easily, without picking, comes off.
• Resist the urge to pick as tempting as it may be.

The crusty stuff is actually skin and hurts your dog if you pick it off, just like us pulling a scab off a skinned knee too soon.

The Bad News is there is no CURE for Nasal Hyperkeratosis, it is a condition.

If you stop using Nose Butter, the dryness and crust will probably come back.

The Good News is maintenance usage of Nose Butter keeps the Nasal Hyperkeratosis under control.

When our hands are really cracked and dry we can use lotion to get them in shape, but we can't slather lotion on our hands once and be moisturized for life.

Like cutting your dog's toenails...Nose Butter is part of their health care regimen.

Ouch! That hurts! It's not that your dog loathes the actual Nose Butter (we hope not), they probably DO dislike being held tightly in a head-lock.

If your dog has had ongoing issues that meant painful tests, etc. of their nose, they may just be tired of being messed with.

When we control our dogs it takes away their fight-or-flight defense mechanism. That amygdala part of the brain takes over and screams RUN AWAY! Let them stand on all fours and gently hold them while you dab Nose Butter on.

Dogs are also often triggered by physically being held tightly or controlled. This may come from puppy play, when they wrestle and play-fight. It's not fun for dogs (or us) to have siblings pile on and make us feel helpless. (I'm looking at my three sisters).

Also, keep the mood upbeat and fun. Make a game of applying Nose Butter and follow it up with treats and most dogs can be won over.

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Customer Reviews

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Patricia Hardin
Great product

This has worked miracles on my Walker’s nose. I was using vitamin E before and it didn’t work near as well as this. I would highly recommend this product.

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Andrea Ring
Happy Nose

Our dog had issues with their nose cracking to where part of their nose would peel off. The nose butter has made their nose so much better and feeling better too.

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Maria Lewis
Relief!

My dogs nose has been excessively cracked, dry, and in some spots peeling from whatever is happening. We had a bleeding issue that resulted in a emergency vet visit. Luckily, she had a cut in her nose where all the swelling was occurring. We have used the nose balm for three weeks and what an improvement. He nose is still dry but with the nose balm, the other issues have subsided. I can even apply the balm without incident any longer. I am thankful for this product. It has been a wonderful relief for our Aussie!

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Tak
It works

Great improvement after one week. Before and after pics

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Tak
It works

Before and then after one week

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Lewis Good
Great Stuff

The Vet told me Teddy had colly nose, thought I would try the Blissful Dog nose butter. After a few applications on his nose and snout & some sores on his ears they looked good, now I only apply the nose butter every couple of days. During this hot weather I noticed him nipping at himself which caused quite a few scabs and welts all over his body, I thought why not try the nose butter, I applied the nose butter to the scabs & sores, it helped decrease the itching and scabs, they are almost all gone by now.

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Brian Thomas
Works great

The nose butter really does work.

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Heather Philips
Miracle Remedy

My Saint Bernard's nose has been dry & cracked for years. Nose looked discolored from the dryness. ONE use and his nose was perfectly shiny black again! I was so shocked! He started getting a little dry (but no discoloration) 2 weeks later, so used one more time. I love the tube butter. It's easy to apply like a big chapstick for his nose. The paw butter tin is working great on the pads of his feet. Those were worse and taking a little longer since I haven't been consistent. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I only wish I found this product sooner. I will never be without it again.

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Iain Watt
Better than I expected

This product is amazing Banjo’s nose was dry, crusty and cracking. He suffers from Collie Nose and was being treated with steroid drops. These worked but continued use is not recommended. Banjo lost his hair above his nose and also his brown pigmented nose turned pink.
After a few months using the Nose Butter his nose back to normal with the brown nose starting to return and the hair is coming back.
I would highly recommend this product.
Cheers Iain from Australia.

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Rob Godschall
It works!

The nose butter restored my golden retriever’s nose. It took closer to 2 weeks to achieve the results with applications of the butter two times per day. My only request is to find a container that offers improved-design and is easier to open and the seal. I will try the tube next time instead of the tin can with screw on/off threads.