We have a mixed border collie. He is about three-years-old. He has a very crusty nose, but I think his licking is causing it. Is there any way to stop a dog from licking his nose?

Answer

You can make sure the dog has plenty of exercise; since a lot of dogs from herding and hunting breeds develop OCD if they are confined in an apartment or suburb. (Shelties chasing their tail, ACDs licking their legs until they develop open wounds, etc.) If your dog is already active all day, gets plenty of exercise, and still has this problem, it is probably medical. Have the skin scraped and perhaps biopsied to find out what is wrong.

Updated on March 14, 2018

Original Article:

What Is Causing Your Dog's Crusty Nose and How You Can Treat It
By Dr Mark
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