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happyacceber Level 2
Answered 6 years ago
im not sure. my dog had his nose go dry and we later found out he was allergic to his food when he lost some of his hair and again his nose was dry. but my cats noses arent really, well i dont know one second ill go check..... no their not wet. but get him/her taken to the vet just in case. always be prepared:)
jasonpyle Level 10 / Mentor teacher
Answered 6 years ago
Kitten owners frequently ask if a dry, warm nose means their kitten is sick. The short answer is no. A healthy kitten's nose can vary between wet and dry several times over the course of a day. And there are many reasons your kitten can have a dry, warm nose that have nothing to do with health. Here are a few:

Lying in the sun
Spending time near a source of heat
Dwelling in a room with poor air circulation
Licking — saliva quickly dries on skin
Looking at a kitten's nose is a good way to check for some other problems. If your kitten's nasal skin is flaking, a dermatological problem may be to blame. Ask your veterinarian to check it out.

When examining your kitten's nose, another thing to look for is nasal discharge. If your kitten's nose runs, the mucus should be clear. If your kitten is producing bubbly, thick, yellow, green or even black mucus, see your veterinarian.
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