i've always heard that dogs should have cold, wet noses. maggie's nose is almost always warm and dry. is that normal? in the absence of any other symptons, can i assume that she just has a different nose?
actually only a very limited amount of dog breeds are supposed to have wet noses. A warm and dry nose is normal and healthy for a Labradoodle. Actually, when he does get a wet cold nose, that would actually be a sign of something wrong
I have read that the whole thing about dog noses is an old wive's tale...nothing to it at all. Wet, dry, doesn't mean a thing.
Could be wrong...but I have read that more than once.
My dogs get both and they are not sick at either time.
They can get wet noses in only two ways:
- by licking their nose (which is quite usual), but the nose will dry up in a minute
- by nasal discharge
Obviously when nasal discharge occurs, there is a health reason to that.
So I stand by my earlier statement that when a doodle has a constant wet nose (and it's not clearly caused by licking action), you'll have to check for nasal discharge and potential other symptoms/health factors.
One of the first questions I asked the vet was about the nose. I thought all dogs were supposed to have a cold wet nose, and I noticed Lexi's was always warm and dry. I was so concerned something was wrong. He told me it doesn't mean a thing. All dogs are different. Lexi gets both now and I know that it's just normal.