A cat or dog’s nose may become increasingly dry over time. The dryness can be caused by numerous factors including the weather, your pet’s activity level, and even an illness of some kind.
It’s also possible that the dry nose your cat or dog has is natural to them. The dry nose could also be brought about by aging.
A dry nose is more susceptible to cracking and bleeding. It may soon become a source of discomfort for your cat or dog.
Prevent that dry nose from becoming an issue by following the tips we’ve included in this article.
Keep Your Pet Hydrated To Prevent A Dry Nose
During the summer and other very warm days, make sure that your pet’s water bowl is always full of water. Fill it with new water regularly so your pet is encouraged to keep drinking.
Drinking frequently can help your pet avoid becoming dehydrated. That will also prevent their nose from drying out.
Avoid Going Out with Your Pet on Hot Days
Is the weather outside uncomfortably hot? If so, consider skipping the trek outside with your pet.
The sun’s powerful rays can damage your pet’s nose. To be more specific, your pet’s nose may get sunburned. Pet noses that are on the pale side are more susceptible to sunburn.
Keep Your Pet Away from Known Allergens
Hopefully, you are familiar with the substances that can trigger an allergic reaction in your pet. Using that knowledge, you should be able to keep your pet away from anything that can trigger that unwanted reaction.
Your pet will be better off staying indoors as opposed to heading out and being exposed to their allergens.
Take Your Pet to the Veterinarian If Worried About A Dry Nose
Whether the dry nose is natural to your pet or a symptom of an illness, the veterinarian will be able to prescribe treatment for it.
According to the American Kennel Club, your veterinarian may be able to suggest a balm or lotion that can be used on your pet’s dry nose. Look for that product and see what it can do for your pet.
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