Our Tip of the Day:
As I'm sure all of you know, dogs have an instinct to meet the world nose first. For this reason, always be sure to keep an eye on your pup's nose, monitoring it for any insult or injury. Although dogs don't get colds in the sense that we do, that doesn't mean they can't contract infections and other canine illnesses through their easily exposed nasal cavity. And, because they lead with their nose, dogs can be at heightened risk for cuts and scratches and other injuries to their sniffers. It's also not impossible for a pup to get a foreign object, such as a piece of food or plant material, lodged in their nostrils. If this were to happen, you might notice your dog tilting or shaking his or her head, or whistling noises emitting from their nose while breathing. So, be sure you know that nose well! And, of course, if you have any concern for your pup's nose or overall health, please be sure to contact you veterinarian.