Why Is Fidos Nose Wet ?

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Why Is Fidos Nose Wet ?
« on: 03/10/2007 21:24:25 »
Who knows ?

But I'd like to know why Fidos Nose is wet ?

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My nose isn't wet !!...your nose isn't ?

Why Fidos ?

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Why Is Fidos Nose Wet ?
« Reply #1 on: 03/10/2007 21:43:54 »
Wet and warm and sometimes wet and cold.. Me too! wet  and warm means I am sick! I don't know what the regular wet and cold means!

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Why Is Fidos Nose Wet ?
« Reply #2 on: 03/10/2007 21:44:23 »
BTW His nose looks pretty DRY!!!! LOL

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Why Is Fidos Nose Wet ?
« Reply #3 on: 03/10/2007 21:59:27 »
YAYYYY.  Finally a question I sort of know the answer to.  I asked my vet this very question a few months ago.  He said...

There are several reasons dogs have wet noses.

They have special glands inside their noses that secrete a watery fluid to keep the inside of the nose moist and to help cool the dog through evaporation.

The moisture in their noses also change with humidity, and they lick their noses alot which also helps keep their cute lil' noses wet.

And a dry nose does not necessarily mean the dog is ill.  It could mean they're hot and a tad bit dehydrated and he cools down and drinks some water the nose will be moist again.
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Why Is Fidos Nose Wet ?
« Reply #4 on: 03/10/2007 22:06:38 »
I have never seen a dog with a dry nose but my vet said wet warm nose means they are getting sick.

Thats cool about the other stuff! I did not know about the gland!

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