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Just a suggestion - we went round and round with sores on Ellie's nose and lips. One vet gave her antibiotic cream, another gave her antibiotics but nothing worked. Then another vet asked what kind of bowl she had. It was a plastic bowl, he suggested changing it to something else. we tried a stainless steel one with only a little improvement so we tried a serving bowl from the thrift store. It's hard to find a ceramic dog bowl large enough, so we picked her up a bowl made for people, not dogs. That was it. Nose cleared up. I know, sounds crazy.
 

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Just a suggestion - we went round and round with sores on Ellie's nose and lips. One vet gave her antibiotic cream, another gave her antibiotics but nothing worked. Then another vet asked what kind of bowl she had. It was a plastic bowl, he suggested changing it to something else. we tried a stainless steel one with only a little improvement so we tried a serving bowl from the thrift store. It's hard to find a ceramic dog bowl large enough, so we picked her up a bowl made for people, not dogs. That was it. Nose cleared up. I know, sounds crazy.
If your ceramic bowl ever gets broken, Pyrex (tempered glass) bowls come in suitable sizes for our dogs. Nitro's water bowl is an old clear mixmaster bowl.
 

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I’d take him to the vet and switch the bowl to ceramic in the meantime. Not sure if GSDs get Puppy Strangles (aka, severe canine acne, typically treated with steroids and antibiotics), but it is worth making sure, just in case. He doesn’t look swollen at all, though, so it’s unlikely. Does he sleep more than the typical puppy?
 

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Just a suggestion - we went round and round with sores on Ellie's nose and lips. One vet gave her antibiotic cream, another gave her antibiotics but nothing worked. Then another vet asked what kind of bowl she had. It was a plastic bowl, he suggested changing it to something else. we tried a stainless steel one with only a little improvement so we tried a serving bowl from the thrift store. It's hard to find a ceramic dog bowl large enough, so we picked her up a bowl made for people, not dogs. That was it. Nose cleared up. I know, sounds crazy.
Donor use plastic Bowles. Only stainless. A lot of GSD have an Allergy to fiberglass and plastic bowls. Use only stainless steel or ceramic
 

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Just a suggestion - we went round and round with sores on Ellie's nose and lips. One vet gave her antibiotic cream, another gave her antibiotics but nothing worked. Then another vet asked what kind of bowl she had. It was a plastic bowl, he suggested changing it to something else. we tried a stainless steel one with only a little improvement so we tried a serving bowl from the thrift store. It's hard to find a ceramic dog bowl large enough, so we picked her up a bowl made for people, not dogs. That was it. Nose cleared up. I know, sounds crazy.
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Our 13-week Weimaraner has this exact same issue, and has had it for the last month. The vet didn't have a strong idea - thought it could be allergic or mechanical. We have taken away anything that could be irritating the area. He doesn't stay in a crate, so it's not the metal door. We took away all the polyester chew toys we got from BarkBox. He has a ceramic food bowl and pyrex water bowl. He does of course chew sticks he finds, but no rough play or anything from us or the kids that would be chronically irritating it. He is on a high quality food and otherwise seems very healthy and happy. We are still working on whining at night - though it is getting better - so possible he could be neurotically gnawing on his lip, but haven't noticed that the sores are worse in the morning. We clean the sores twice daily with an antibiotic wipe, and even started applying Aquaphor to try to coat them so they can heal. Would love any help in solving this!
 
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