A wet nose is normal, but a dry nose isn’t necessarily abnormal. Many people think that a healthy dog has a cool wet nose and a sick pup has a warm, dry one. … The actual temperature and moistness of a nose is not a good indicator of overall health status. Some healthy dogs just have naturally dryer noses than others.
Is it bad if your dog’s nose isn’t wet?
So, if your dog’s nose is changing from dry to wet and cold to warm throughout the day, it is nothing to worry about. Your dog is still a healthy pooch – great news! It can be worrying when you see your dog with a dry nose, but it is completely normal. You can ignore the rule – “a dry nose means your dog is sick”.
What does it mean when a dog’s nose is dry and not wet?
Many dogs like to nap in the sun or by a window, heating up their internal body temperature. When they wake from their nap, their nose may be dry simply due to heat. A dry nose may also be a sign of dehydration. Try giving your dog more water if you notice you aren’t getting wet nose kisses.
Why is a dog’s nose always wet?
Dogs lick their noses to keep them moisturized because it enhances their sense of smell. A cold, wet nose captures scent particles and allows a dog to get a better handle on where a scent is coming from and how strong that scent is. But the moisture isn’t just coming from within, your dog is keeping its nose wet.