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Ok, so maybe I'm the only one who never knew this existed. One of the suggestions I got for Sam's dried and cracked nose was Vitamin E Oil. Well, DH found me ointment, that only has wheat germ and aloe added, so still safe, and much thicker. Hopefully we'll have a healed nose on our boy soon. Just thought I'd bring it up for all the other clueless people out there. :lol I'm putting it into my first-aid kit that I just got for the dogs too. Good stuff. ETA it's Walgreen's brand.

 

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You can make some on your own by mixing the oil with some BNP (Neosporin) or plain old Vaseline. If you have a diabetic friend, co-opt some insulin and add to the mix... I don't know why it works, but Neosporin + Insulin heals stuff up in record time.

 

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Vitamin E is fantabulous stuff!! When I had my injury last year (facial lacerations), it was recommended that I use bacitracin to prevent infection and keep it moist (to facilitate healing). It started to get infected anyway, so I tried tea tree oil and vit. E oil. Worked like a charm, and I have very little scarring to show for it! :)

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I hope so too. Fortunately he only does it under stress, and I don't intend on putting him under any. Though I know it can happen unintentionally. Since I know a M&G did it, we won't use him for them for a while, and I'll gradually re-acclimate him to being out, stores, etc.

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I haven't tried the ointment, but pure Vitamin E oil is GREAT for minimizing scarring. I used it on my knees following surgery and the one I was more diligent with has much lighter scars.

 

Good luck with Sam's nose.

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