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Hank
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« on: August 09, 2009, 06:01:50 AM »

Can anyone tell me if there is any truth that you can judge a dog's well being by a cold or warm nose/ears? Sammy's nose/ears vary from cold to warm frequently.

Hank
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BennyBear
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 03:56:32 AM »

No there really is no way with the nose.  You'd have to feel his body. Sometimes you can't even tell with that. I have a cat who's ears always feel like they're on fire. And that's just her ears.

You have to actually take the temp with a thermometer.
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Hank
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 04:56:51 AM »

I didn't think so, Sammy's nose can be warm to the touch, he can still be active and want to play.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 10:49:44 AM »

as i knew dog nose cannot too dry, it mean already sick.
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BennyBear
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 05:39:52 PM »

Clement, actually no that's not true either. The nose doesn't really tell you.  You have to take a temp to get a true reading. We always have one here for the babies, just in case.

A dry nose can be just because it's hot out. It doesn't have to be sick.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 06:59:12 PM »

Thanks benny, i must follow someone gave wrong inform to me.
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BennyBear
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 03:47:22 AM »

actually- i didn't know either, it's a common belief!  I was right there with you. And i know millions of clients of ours still think that- until they ask!  I found out from our vet. I had no idea either!
 
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KEITH
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 03:20:14 PM »

Hello All,
It is a funny thing, but I can always tell if my dog is off colour, by looking at their eyes, I think you can tell a lot from from them, I was told that when you go to your doctors that as they are talking to you , they look at your eyes as they can tell by the whites, or how clear,how small or watery, I will try and say this as nice as I can, Ha, but if my dogs eyes look like wee holes in the snow, I know something is not right.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009, 03:48:08 PM »

Never saw a wee hole. Guess I don't hang out with the right people.

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