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Those amazing dog noses -- fun facts about a cold barely organ - pets


If you attention dog noses were just a cause of smeary prints on your windows, think again!

========How Nose Prints save dog's lives======

Nose prints are used to classify dogs in the same way fiddle with prints are used to classify human beings. Breeders and trainers keep a dog's nose prints on file as part of its everlasting best and cover companies now demand them each time a dog is to be bonded. At one time paw prints were used as a means of canine identification, but these proved less exact than noses. And while some owners have had microchips "installed" in their pets, these are more all-encompassing and can be detected and removed. If you dog is ever lost or stolen, having his nose print on best ever could save his life!

======Why Dog Noses are Wet=======

Why are dog noses wet? Fluid from the agile glands in a dog's nose lubricates the outsides of his nostrils and makes them moist and shiny. But mostly, the nose stays wet since your dog is constantly defeat it (along with other parts). So, a moist nose has commonly been measured as a fit nose, but this isn't at all times true. For example, if a dog falls dead in a hot place, his nose may be dry when he first wakes up. Once he cools down and has a a small amount Gatorade (kidding!) -- I mean, gets rehydrated, his nose will soon look wet again.

Distemper can enduringly alter the nasal glands. So, a dog who suffers from distemper early in life may have a always dry nose.

=======Why Dog Noses are Cold=======

Cold as normal goes along with wet, which I heard has a bit to do with convection cooling, or some such law of physics, which I've long forgotten. So, if a dog's nose dries out (see above), it will feel warm to the touch. This is OK, as long as the nose gets wet again. However, a persistently dry nose could be sign of illness and be supposed to be seen by a vet.

Note: if you have concerns about your dog's nose and health, be sure to check with your vet!

=======Why Dog Noses are hard to fool========

We know that dogs have traditionally been used for tracking, exploration and rescue due to their keen sense of smell.

A dog's sense of smell is about 40,000 times advance than ours, and that's not all. You can't throw a dog off by "covering up" one smell with another. A study was done in which a come to of another stuff were sprayed with skunk odor, and taught tracking dogs were still able to characterize the items from each other! So not remember about difficult to fool Fido!

Here's a further captivating story about the dog's eminent sense of smell: A fair-haired lab named Parker wasn't a qualified "nose dog", but liked to sniff everything, all the time. Then he began to constantly sniff a blotch on his owner's leg, which had been there for a digit of years. The dog was almost his nose hard into the area, and exceedingly concentrating. So, the owner categorical to have it looked at. The skin specialist closely detected the early signs of skin cancer, and prepared the blotch aloof immediately. Once the abrasion was gone, Parker lost advantage in the leg! Akin stories have purportedly led doctors in the US to train dogs to "sniff out" skin cancer. Apparently, dogs can discover skin blight long ahead of any normal methods can!! More recently, dogs have been given urine samples from blight victims to see if they can also smell bladder and prostate cancer. The outcome have been promising.

======Fun with Dog Noses=======

There are only a few websites that allocate themselves fully to this eccentric topic, but they're constantly worth a visit if you're a fan of "the nose". They're loads of fun--a real nose full!

Try penetrating for "dog noses" on eBay. I did, and found a cute rubber dog nose mask accomplish with beard for a connect of bucks!

© 2004, Carolyn Schweitzer. Lasting dog-lover, power-shopper, and previous ancestors dentist Carolyn Schweitzer is owner and editor of Great-Dog-Gift. com where she offers a wide range of choices for dog gift shoppers, plus shopping and gift-giving tips. (Also guidance on dog care and feeding. )

Visit the site to see the full illustrated commentary with links to more in sequence about dog noses and fun dog nose websites

You can reach Carolyn by email at netbrainer@verizon. net.


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