This morning I received a very interesting article from Dr. Karen Becker about our pet's noses. This applies to both dogs and cats and I want to share it with you.
Here is the short form.
to the popular myth about cold, wet noses, a warm, dry nose isn’t a
sign your pet is ill unless other symptoms are present, for example,
loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy.
time to take notice is if your dog’s or cat’s nose changes texture or
color. If the skin seems flaky or crusty or is cracking, or if the nose
seems to be losing pigmentation, you’ll want to have your vet take a
look at it.
pet’s nose can change color either temporarily or permanently, for
benign reasons or more serious ones. There are a wide variety of causes
for nose pigmentation changes.
of a potential problem with the nose are an unusual nasal discharge,
swelling, an unpleasant smell, or if your pet seems to be having trouble
are several diseases that can affect the nose, so you should learn what
your pet’s nose looks like when it’s healthy. That way, you’ll be able
to tell right away if a problem might be developing.