Nose calluses are common in many of our small and short nosed breeds. Like human hands, the callus builds as a response to chronic irritation like sun, nasal discharge, licking, plastic bowls, or rubbing. Sometimes they are small while other times they are quite involved. In order to “heal” these, it is important to use a hydrating, penetrating compound like our Nose Butter. It needs to be applied often and the dog needs to be distracted so the dog won’t lick it off as soon as it is applied. Taking the dog for a walk or playing a game of ball are good distractions!