Flaky Dime Sized Dog Nose Bump just above Black Lab's Nose
Dog Skin Bump on Nose - Black Lab
Reader Question: There is a flaky, dime sized bump on our 11 year old black lab's snout, just above his nose. It is flaky and looks similar to a scab, but the area didn't suffer any trauma that we are aware of. Any ideas on what it might be causing this dog nose scab would be appreciated.
Answer from Dog Health Guide Editors
Thank you for your question. It seems that your dog's skin is dry, alopecic (loss of hair) and it seems that the bump has been growing for some time, as the scab possesses a prominent center. Skin bumps and dry lesions of this kind are either caused by a dog skin fungus or from limited allergies.
For these types of problems, it is recommended that you should irrigate and wash the scab with an antiseptic and conditioning preparation such as Xenodine Iodine Antiseptic Solution
Thereafter, apply a topical preparation such as Panalog Ointment
, which contains anti fungal and anti microbial ingredients. Once the dry skin condition is cured, symptoms such as skin scabs and alopecia should resolve on their own.
As your dog is now a senior, extra skin care is needed. Be sure to use a quality shampoo for bathing and consider the use of a natural remedy which can help to maintain canine skin health such as Skin and Coat Tonic
Try the above mentioned treatment options, but remember that bumps and scabs in this specific area of the body are not always due to fungus or limited allergens. If the scab grows larger and causes any discomfort for your dog, consult your veterinarian immediately. It might be some kind of dog skin tumor. Timely surgical excision (removal) will cure the problem.