The dog’s nose, a fascinating organ of the canine body, of which, in a general way, we do not know even a fifth of its function or even its physiology; in fact, as a curious fact, did you know that a dog’s nose is like a human fingerprint, it is unique in each dog and its pattern is not repeated. Although, although we don’t know much about the canine nose, something we do know is that this part of the dog’s body is always wet and cold all the time, what’s more, it is even colloquially believed that if a dog’s nose does not present These conditions are synonymous with illness, but how true is this? Why is my dog’s nose cold?
Why is my dog’s nose cold?
The fact that a dog’s nose is wet happens for several reasons, the main one is that the nose has mucus that is produced from the mucous glands of the nostrils, which allows the dog’s nose to process better smells.
The humidity of your nose helps or rather allows the aroma to reach the brain so that it can process said information.
Although, this is not the only reason why the dog’s nose is wet and cold, it also gets wet because dogs lick themselves in this area to remove dirt or impurities and by rubbing the tongue on the olfactory glands the dog can learn better about the smell.
But, in addition to the fact that humidity has an olfactory function, the most important thing is that it allows the dog to cool down; when it is hot or when exercising through evaporation from the nose, the dog can get cold.
Because of these important functions for its most important sense, the sense of smell, and because it participates in the important cooling process, the dog’s nose must be wet and cold. In the event that it is dry or hot, rather than being a symptom of a respiratory disease or even a fever, it indicates that the dog will have physiological problems so that the odor processing and cooling functions of its body occur.
A dry nose in a dog can happen because it dries out due to the action of the sun, weather or because the dog is not passing its tongue through this area, which will cause it to crack, scab or even pieces of the nose fall off which if it can be a problem for your health and you will need a vet check in addition to the use of special balms for a dog’s nose.
Purina Spain announces a new wave of support through its BetterwithPets Award
Purina, the European leader in pet care, has today opened applications for its BetterwithPets Award, encouraging organizations across Europe to apply for the chance to win the resources to develop new and creative solutions that have a positive impact. in the lives of people, their pets and the communities that surround them.
The most impactful organization(s) will win a grant of up to €200,000 over a 2-year period, and will have the opportunity to share best practices and scalable initiatives through conferences and webinars to build knowledge and grow health impact. and the well-being of people in vulnerable situations, while supporting the power of the human-animal bond.
Last year, Purina announced a new commitment that aims to help 1 million people in vulnerable situations improve their health and well-being through the power of the human-animal bond by 2030. In launching a new edition of BetterwithPets, Purina aims to support the growth of the most impactful organizations with a strategic grant and connect the broader community of applicants to develop best practices and ultimately scale their impact.
Past BetterwithPets Award winners have had a profound impact and have contributed to addressing different social issues. Organizations like OPOOEH have contributed to decreasing loneliness and increasing physical activity for older people. StreetVet was awarded the resources to develop its first accredited shelter program to provide shelters for the homeless and their pets. Finally, a grant was awarded to a charity called Medical Detection Dogs, dogs trained to detect human disease with the goal of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics leading to better patient outcomes.
Jeff Hamilton, CEO of Nestlé Purina PetCare Europe, said: “We know that there is strength in the human-animal bond and that it has the power to be a positive force for change in society. We are proud of what we have achieved so far, but we know that much remains to be done. That is why we invite all organizations that work to support people in vulnerable situations and that have implemented projects in this field to apply for the Award and join this community”. And he concludes, “Especially in complex times like these, the need for ongoing support with a 2-year grant is key to helping the organization grow and scale its impact. We are committed to leveraging our own knowledge, experience and financial resources to help organizations that support people in the most vulnerable situations.” Applications for the Purina BetterwithPets Award are open from January 23 to March 3. For more details on the application process, eligibility criteria, as well as terms and conditions, please visit the website here.