Does A Dry Dog Nose Mean My Dog Is Sick?

A dry dog nose can indicate that your dog is sick, but it doesn’t always mean that. A dry dog nose can signal sunburn, allergies or dehydration, as well as a number of other things.

The popular belief is that a moist nose signifies a healthy dog and a dry nose signifies a sick dog, but that’s not always the case. The temperature and moist qualities of your dog’s nose can vary throughout a given day. Drastic and persistent changes in your dog’s nose and overall demeanor may signal a more serious illness.

A dog with a nasal disease can still have a moist nose, so just because your dog’s nose isn’t dry doesn’t mean they are necessarily healthy. There are so many other important indicators of your dog’s overall health. But if your dog’s nose is always dry there’s an issue that needs to be addressed.

If left ignored, constant dryness will lead to additional issues, such as a crusting, scabbing, bleeding and pain. Plus, your dog uses the moisture on his or her nose to pick up smells. Sense of smell is one of the greatest superpowers your dog has, and if your dog can’t smell as well as he or she should it can lead to stress, depression and behavioral issues.

What Causes Dry Dog Nose?

While some canine illnesses cause dry dog nose, there are a number of other reasons your dog’s nose is dry.

#1. Your Dog Just Woke Up From A Nap

It’s perfectly normal for your dog’s nose to be on the dry side after waking up from a slumber. Your dog’s nose should become moist again around 10 minutes after waking up.

#2. Your Dog Is Spending Too Much Time Near A Heat Source

Dogs that like to snooze next to heating vents or other sources of heat often experience dry noses. The constant flow of warm air over a dog’s face causes the nose to dry out. It can become so dry that it cracks.

#3. Your Dog Has Allergies

Just like humans, dogs can develop allergies to anything in their environment. Allergies can be sparked by certain foods, plastic water bowls or scented sprays used around the house. Perhaps your dog is getting into something outside that they are allergic to. Many allergens cause the same result: a dry dog nose.

#4. Your Dog Is Dehydrated

Dehydration can lead to drying out of your dog’s nose. It can also cause kidneys and other body systems to malfunction or shut down completely. Make sure your dog has access to water at all times of the day. Take your dog to the vet if he or she isn’t drinking enough water.

#5. Your Dog’s Nose Is Sunburn

Dogs can get sunburn on their nose just as easily as you and I. If your dog is in the sun a lot they may need sunscreen to protect them against the elements.

Only use all-natural sunblock made specifically for dogs, like Snout Soother. For one, your dog is going to lick at it and end up eating it. Secondly, your dog’s nose is incredibly sensitive and can be damaged by a number of human products.

How To Soothe & Heal A Dry Dog Nose

Snout Soother is the fastest and safest way to heal your dog’s nose FAST. It is lovingly made from a specially formulated blend of all-natural oils and butters. Thousands of satisfied customers, both on two legs and four, are barking mad over this incredible product. After all, within just a few applications it has the power to transform and heal dry, crusty and badly damaged noses.

Check out just one of our many happy customer’s reviews after using on Snout Soother on her dog’s dry nose:

This is Bear. He is a 2.5 year old Pitbull / Lab mix. We live in the Central Valley in California. Since the beginning of this very dry, hot summer Bear’s nose has been also very dry and was starting to crack. I have tried several other natural creams and nothing was working. After about 6 months of having this problem I finally came across the Natural Dog Company’s Instagram. I was instantly sold on the fact that there were all natural ingredients. I applied the Snout Soother 2-3 times a day for 5 days and the results are amazing. I am so happy to have found such a great product!

– Angelica L. | Reedley, California

Each ingredient is picked for a very specific purpose. For instance, organic coconut oil is packed with moisturizing, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. While Natural Vitamin E provides a boost to collagen production and cell regeneration, helping your dog’s dry nose heal faster.

Learn about every ingredient in Snout Soother and the purposes they serve.

Snout Soother can be used to soothe, heal and treat:

  • Dry dog nose
  • Crusty or cracked nose
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Dry skin around your dog’s lips, ears or face
  • Canine dry eye
  • Discoid lupus

Snout Soother can be used as a protective measure against:

  • Windburn
  • Sunburn
  • Extreme weather conditions