Our question this week was:
Does a dog have a fever if its nose is hot? My dog has been lethargic and the only other symptom is a hot wet nose.
Hi Ginella– thanks for your email.
Great question! I often get calls and questions about how a dogs nose temperature and moisture determines health. I believe that the nose temperature and moisture rule is an "old wives tale". I've found no correlation between nose temperature and moisture and a dogs overall body temperature or health.
The only way to tell accurately if a dog has a fever is to take their temperature the good old-fashioned way – with a thermometer.
An article that might be helpful to you is on our Petplace.com is "How to take a dogs temperature"
Best of luck!
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