Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
Hello - that sounds like an unpleasant injury. You don't say whether your dog was a brachy or dolio- cephalic breed in the first place, how it happened or what the injury to the nose was. I think that I can assume that if bite wounds were present, your vet would have given a necessary antibiotic; indeed, noses are an aerobic environment and therefore good places for infection to grow once introduced, and nearly all bite wounds become infected.
Why are you looking for a natural anti-inflammatory in particular - did your vet forget, or give something that you weren't comfortable with, or maybe they gave a 24 hour infection and hoped to see you back? Perhaps there was no actual bite involved and rather we are only looking at a fracture. Whichever way it was, I happen to know that broken noses are extremely painful and do get very inflamed, so it is important that the one chosen is effective and also that it is safe. It is also important that the drug doesn't cross-react with anything that your dog is already on. Some breeds in particular may be vulnerable to yeast or fungal infection furthermore. There seems to be an awful lot that we don't know about this case - and anyway, you have a vet - so it would be poor ethics for us to get involved. However, we would urge you to revisit your vet with these questions (what to do to control the pain? Is there an appropriate antibiotic being given?) as they sound to be vitally important.