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Does your dog have a runny nose?

Friday, June 11, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

dogs-listening-to-musicHealthy dogs have cool, moist noses but a runny nose is out of the norm and not a good sign.  It could mean that your dog has an illness such as kennel cough or distemper. He may have an allergy or a sinus infection, maybe even a polyp or tumor.  Most of all a runny nose means that he got  a foreign body such as an insect, a piece of string or a paper clip up his nose.  He could have even jammed a stick up his nose.  No matter what’s causing the runny nose, get him to a veterinarian right away. Only a professional can deal with any of these issues, even a wedged in foreign body.  Don’t ever try to remove anything from your dog’s nose yourself as you could easily damage the inside of his nasal passages. Leave this job to your vet. He’ll do what’s necessary and give him pet medication to stop any infection.