So, your dog has a crusty dog nose going on, let’s dig in (sorry, bad pun). It’s probably not food, dirt (even for the most relentless digger) or bad genetics. It’s also most likely NOT something you did wrong or didn’t know to do.
Of course, your dog may have a bit of a dry nose due to a dry environment or temporary conditions and NOSE BUTTER® will get it right back in shape FAST. Thank goodness you found us now to get their nose back in shape NOW!
If the dryness or crust is in thick layers, or looks like an oyster shell or broccoli (the yummy end, not the stalk), then your dog may have Nasal Hyperakeratosis. Nasal Hyperkeratosis is an idiopathic condition ¯\(°_o)/¯ (scientific jargon for they don’t have a clue where it comes from) that results in a protein or keratin overgrowth (keratin-more jargon). It is usually seen on their nose and/or edges of paw pads.
This protein overgrowth is often seen in older dogs, dogs with certain illnesses or on some medications. Plus, certain breeds or breed types (mixed breed dogs get this too) seem to have a genetic predisposition to the condition. Bully breeds, toy breeds, the mastiff types and anything with a chunky body type seems to be more likely to have this condition.