Sharpie as a cure for "collie nose"????????
We have a collie we got from a rescue group, and he has diskoid lupus or "collie nose" (basically hair loss on the nose). His is a mild case, but still looks a bit sad. We've elected not to treat other than with vitamin E so that we can save the big medicinal guns for later in life in he needs them (he's just two).
While at a horse trial with him this weekend a woman approached us, she said she was a collie lover/20 year owner of the breed, and noted his affliction and told us that her vet had her color in the exposed skin with black sharpie to help keep it protected from sun damage and that about 70% of the time, it would let it heal up completely.
I'm intrigued, because certainly sun exposure is a problem/factor in his condition, but coloring in exposed pink skin with sharpie as a treatment seems, well, crazy, LOL.
Anyone had any expereince with this? was this lady bonkers, or on to something?