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Friday, March 27, 2009
The Nose Knows or Does It?
People think dogs and cats should normally have wet noses and if they are dry then there is a problems. Not so.
That is actually an old wives tale. Pets with high temperatures can have cold, wet noses. Conversely, warm noses don't mean that there is a temperature. The nose isn't a very reliable measure of wellness.
The only way to check your pet's temperature is the old fashioned way - using a rectal thermometer.