What Does it Mean When a Dog Has a Cold, Wet Nose and Does a Warm, Dry Nose Mean the Dog Is Sick?

The dog’s wet nose is relatively misunderstood by many pet owners.

A dog with a wet nose is not an invariable indicator of health, good or bad.

It is normal for a dog to drain some fluid out of the nose, and the nose may be wet and cold because of evaporation.

And it is true that a dog with a high fever may have a dry, warm nose.

However, many factors, especially the environmental temperature, may also cause a healthy dog to have a warm and/or dry nose.

Just feeling the dog’s nose is no substitute for taking the temperature and a medical examination at a vet.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

1 thought on “What Does it Mean When a Dog Has a Cold, Wet Nose and Does a Warm, Dry Nose Mean the Dog Is Sick?”

  1. well my dogs nose is wet and runnin he is all ways breathing i than out real fast wat does that mean to you ???????

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