Ask Dr Claire

My black labrador has a dry nose and red/pink eyes. Is there a problem?

A change in the texture of your dog’s nose to dry is not a reliable indicator of dehydration or fever. Things like air conditioning or fans can also cause it.

A change in your dog’s eyes to a pink/red colour certainly isn’t normal. Pink/red tissue indicates inflammation, which could be caused by many things ranging from a mild allergy to a severe sickness.

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