Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Warm or Cold Nose Myth

True or False: Dogs are sick when their noses are warm.

False; this is a common held myth.

The temperature of a dogs nose does not indicate health or illness. It also does not indicate if they have a fever. There is an "old wives tale" that cold wet noses indicate good health and that warm or dry noses indicate a fever or illness. The only accurate method to access a dog's temperature is to take it with a thermometer. Normal dog temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees F.

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