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  • My dog's nose has been drying out, cracking, and turning from black to brown, like small scabs. This has been going on for a few months but he does not seem to have any other symptoms or behavioral changes. What is causing this and should I take him to the vet?

    I do recommend that you take him to your veterinarian. The scabs around the nose can be caused by a few different things. Sometimes the scabs can be an early sign of a serious disease. Your veterinarian can examine your pet and let you know the most likely cause for the scabs.


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