My puppy has a dry, scab looking, wart thing on her nose?

by Brandi

2 weeks ago we bought a chocolate lab. She is now 10 weeks old. About a week ago, I took her outside and noticed that she had this thing on her nose. I have never seen it before, it just appeared. It looks like a scab/wart. It doesn't bother her. She doesn't itch it, and if I touch it she is fine with it. Does anybody have any idea what this is?

There is a picture of it. It is kind of blurry, and you cant see the detail. Its black/brown, scab looking, and cracked. There is no puss.

Suggestion from the Dog Health Guide Editor

Your chocolate lab might have a problem called hyper pigmentation, which is common in this breed. It is purely hereditary.

Chocolate and yellow labs have certain recessive genes, which can cause black spots/scabs/warts on parts of the skin such as the nose, lips, gums, and feet etc.

It is not truly considered to be a health issue. Rarely, in some dogs, these warts or scabs can develop into a benign tumor. Be sure to note any changes in the dog nose scab. If it gets larger over time or causes any discomfort, consult a veterinarian about having it surgically removed.

You can use a herbal remedy such as Skin and Coat Tonic to help keep yours pet’s skin healthy and the process of pigmentation normal.

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Apr 19, 2010
Dry scab on nose
by: Anonymous

We just bought a Chocolate Lab about 2 weeks ago and we are noticed the same thing on our pups nose. Not sure what it is, if anyone can help and knows what it is please tell. We have a vet appt this week to get it checked out.

Editor Note: As mentioned above, let us know if it is a case of hyper pigmentation as well.

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