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    Default Pink nose dog

    Our new girl Koda has a completely pink nose and not having experience in this, just needing advice. Apart from the obvious, keep her out of the sun as much as possible, how do others cope with this? Do you apply sunscreen? And if so, what type do you use? Thanks for any advice given as it does concern me

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    I use zinc on the pink areas on my Border collies noses, however they have black nose leather. My mothers dog has pink nose leather and she has used sunscreen which the dog licks off. I prefer the zinc as it is harder to get off. Some zincs are better than others. I use the waterproof zinc which is usually stated on the tube. Being a surfer I found the waterproof ones were the best.

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    You can use kids sunscreen on them.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    My friend has a bull terrier with this problem.

    She doesn't use zinc cos her dog licks it off and it's bad for the dog (in large amounts).

    She uses some other sunscreens that are not oily in feel. She was using a nivea sport but that's hard to get at the moment.

    I think you can get dog specific sunscreens also. Main thing is to keep them out of the sun during the high UV part of the day. In the south in winter that's between about 12 noon and 12:30pm depending on cloud cover.

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    I used to use blue zinc on my old bull terrier cross's pink nose years ago. Whenever anyone asked me why she had a blue nose I just told them that I'd tried the other colours but she preferred the blue... worked a treat (on the nose and on the questioners).

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    My dogs dont tend to lick the zinc off, it doesnt need to be applied thickly, just a smear. They love the taste of normal sunscreen. They will even try to lick it off me! My mums dog made short work of the dog sunscreen too.

    I cant even begin to imagine how much zinc I must have ingested in my 30 years surfing LOL. I put a lot on my lips, I often use to tuck a tube in my wetsuit so I could reapply it when needed and a lot of it ended up on my teeth.

    The best plan I agree is making sure the dog isnt exposed during the high UV part of the day.

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    Thank you, off to buy zinc today

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