Return to Website

Southern Italian Spinone Society Forum

If you'd like to ask us any questions about the breed, tell us about your dog and share your Spinone stories or just say "Hello" to other Spinone enthusiasts please join our forum. We'd love to "hear" from you!

Southern Italian Spinone Society Forum
Start a New Topic 
Nose problem

Our precious 6 yr old Spinone girl dog developed an odd patch of paler skin on the top of one of her nostrils.She is normally Roan coloured, so the normal nose colour is a deep chocolate brown.

It looks almost as it the skin is thinner, and it has led after some 2 months to a small split in the skin. Not surprisingly, cortisone / antibiotic cream gets licked off inside 1 minute, but the symptoms has our vet stumped.

There is apparently a Labrador/retreiver complaint called snow nose. but has anyone come across anything similar in Spinones ?

(We don't think it is due to trauma/ sticking her nose where she shouldn't, but it is always possible. I guess it would have healed by now if that was the case.)

Thanks in advance