My dog’s head is warm but the nose is cold, what does it mean?

It is incorrect to check your dog’s temperature by touching the nose. A dog’s nose remains cold and wet because it helps the dog to detect and interpret scents. Also, dogs occasionally sweat through the nose to cool off. But the nose cannot give the correct body temperature.


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