Why should my dog's nose be wet?

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Johan carter
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Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
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Why should my dog's nose be wet?

Post by Johan carter » 06 Dec 2022, 06:34

They help keep a dog cool. Dogs dissipate some heat through their foot pads and by panting, but utilize the nasal passages as a cooling mechanism, too. You can also share your Knowledge here.

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jilbert57
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Re: Why should my dog's nose be wet?

Post by jilbert57 » 06 Dec 2022, 08:55

Thank you for sharing that information. We would love to hear about your Epi pup.
Thanks

Jill
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have 2 Jack russells, TJ is 6 and Sadie is 8months.

Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.
He lived from 6/99 - 8/2014

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.

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Olesia711
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Re: Why should my dog's nose be wet?

Post by Olesia711 » 06 Dec 2022, 11:02

good explanation Jill.... thanks!
Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

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Jean
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Re: Why should my dog's nose be wet?

Post by Jean » 06 Dec 2022, 12:31

this is an explanation from my favourite web site ever

https://www.petmd.com/news/view/how-do-dogs-sweat-37585

very good
My name is Jean we live in Liverpool in Uk

I am the Forum Director which I am very proud of

My Kara born 21 July 2009 diagnosed with EPI by cTLI test August 2010 TLI = <1...folate 14 Cobalamin 408, shot down to 94, b12 injections every other day

Lowest weight 39 pounds

We used Panzym enzymes, Tylan and Chemeyes b12 capsules

Sadly, on 10th May 2019, we lost her to DM


Jeanx

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