Widely famous for their laziness and bat ears, Frenchies find places in people’s hearts by storm. These potato dogs enjoy owner’s companion and adore cuddling all day long.
However, we all know that they’re prone to suffer from certain health issues. These small dogs of huge personalities often require a lot of care. Dog owners often pay attention to their hip and allergy issues, but when it comes to their nose, they’re usually not aware of the following problems. Frenchie’s nose is equally sensitive as their skin, and can easily become dry and cracked. So, what do you need to know about French bulldog's nose?
What to do when your Frenchie’s having a dry nose?
Well, it’s very important for a dog to have a moderately wet nose. However, Nasal Hyperkeratosis is one of the most common problems that affect French Bulldogs. It’s an idiopathic condition where Frenchie’s body produces too much keratin. Besides this known fact, the main root of suffering from this kind of condition is still not completely discovered. It’s necessary to mention that most veterinarians consider this issue for only a cosmetic condition. However, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be threatened. Crusts creating on a Frenchie’s nose may seriously impede his sniffing ability.
Another culprit for your French Bulldog’s dry nose may be dehydration. You should always provide your dog with plenty of fresh water in order to escape a dry nose issue. Especially pay attention in warm weather conditions since French Bulldogs are prone to overheating.
Different types of allergies make problems not only to a Frenchie’s skin but also to its nose. There is seasonal, food and contact type of allergies and all three may affect sensitive Frenchie’s nose.
How to deal with boring crusts?
In order to prevent this issue, we recommend you to buy a nose butter that will soothe your Frenchie’s skin. In dealing with this kind of issue you may use Olive oil, Castrol oil, Coconut oil, and Shea butter. These 4 ingredients perfectly absorb moisture so your French Bulldog’s nose may show improvement on only a few days. The use of Nose Balm or a mix of previously mentioned ingredients should be applied 3 times a day.
After a few days, you will notice that the scabs have begun to fall off. However, it doesn’t mean you should stop using a nose bam or oils. You should continue to apply these products to your dog’s nose at least twice a week to prevent it from dryness.
Nose breathing problems
It’s nothing odd to see a French Bulldog’s breathing through its mouth. However, their elongated soft palate may develop some serious breathing issues if not checked on time. French Bulldogs and other bull breeds often suffer from Brachycephalic Respiratory Syndrome, so it’s advisable to check their heart and lungs every year. Despite the fact of being the greatest snorers, French Bulldogs’ warning signs for this kind of issue are loud breathing, snoring and snorting. We all know that snoring indicates a problem not only in dogs but also in humans, so regular checks are always a good solution.
It’s a fact that dogs see with their noses. Since nose skin is constantly exposed to different weather, temperatures, and sunlight, we all need to provide them with appropriate care. A dog without a healthy and moist nose will not have a quality life!