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How do we check the dog’s nasal secretions?

The nose of a dog has a special secretion structure, the nose of a healthy dog is in a wet state. Hot Stds and metabolic disorders can cause the dog’s nose to feel hot and dry. Dogs that are normally sleeping or just waking up may have a little dry on the nose, so keep an eye out for the difference. The nasal fluid is composed of secretions from the mucous membranes of the Airways, inflammatory exudates, exfoliated or disintegrated tissues, and blood, saliva, food, water, and vomitus that flows into the airways.
Watery Snot is most likely from a cold. Healthy dogs usually do not have nasal discharge, winter may have a small amount of serous nasal fluid, the owner in the examination, the first to observe whether the dog has a nasal fluid, check the nasal fluid to note the following points:


1. Lateral or bilateral:

If the DOG has only one nostril with nasal fluid, then the nostril or one of the sinuses has a lesion. Bilateral nasal discharge is a bilateral disease of the nasal cavity, throat, trachea, bronchus, or lungs.

2. Nasal fluid characteristics:

(1). Serous nasal fluid: Nasal fluid is colorless and transparent and appears watery, which can be seen in the early stages of acute inflammation of the mucous membranes of the airways, colds, and Canine distemper.

(2).  Mucinous nasal fluid: Mucoalbumen-like or gray opaque, containing more mucus, stretch wire, seen in the middle or recovery period of airway inflammation, such as acute tracheitis.

(3). Purulent nasal fluid: this nasal fluid is thick, cloudy, opaque, yellow, yellowish yellow, or yellowish-green, and contains a large amount of leukocyte mucus, it is commonly seen in the later stages of acute inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, Sinusitis, suppurations of the Bronchi or lungs, acute catarrh of the Trachea, upper palate sinusitis caused by alveolar abscess leakage, etc. . If your dog’s Snot is yellow or purulent, be sure to get it checked out as soon as possible


(4). Bloody nasal fluid: mixed with blood in nasal fluid, seen in nasal mucosa trauma, nasal parasites or foreign bodies, nasal mucosa ulcers, nasal tumors, acute nasal catarrh, pulmonary edema, and other diseases, most of the red serous nasal fluid. The color of the nasal fluid also varies depending on the site of the bleed, which is red as a drop or thread; lung bleeding, which is bright red with small bubbles in the nasal fluid on both sides; and stomach bleeding, which is dark red.

Normal dogs don’t usually get a runny nose, so if a dog has a runny nose, it’s best for the owner to consider whether the weather has changed a lot lately. The dog may have a cold. For the puppy is to pay more attention, if the owner found that the dog has viscosity, purulent, bloody nasal fluid had better take the dog to do as soon as possible.