Dog Myth #1

Myth No. 1: A warm, dry nose signals a fever.

The temperature and moistness of your dog’s nose has nothing to do with his health.

The only way to know if he has a fever is to take his temperature (usually with a rectal thermometer). It should be 100-102.5 degrees.

A better way to tell if your dog is sick is if he’s not as hungry or active as usual.

Other signs of illness:

  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Urinating more or less often than normal
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Discharge from eyes, ears, or nose

If you think your dog may be sick, please give us a call for a complete examination by one of our Veterinarians!

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