MOIST OR EXCESSIVELY WET?
Your kitty’s nose can change from dry to moist to dry and to moist again during the day for various reasons.
So, if you cat has a moist nose, it shouldn’t be a concern and neither should a dry nose on any particular time of the day. However, what should be concerning is if your cat has a considerably wet or a dry nose the entire day.
But, how wet should be your kitty’s nose for it to be concerning?
If your kitty has an underlying illness like an upper respiratory infection, this will be one of the signs. Cats that have respiratory infections have a nasal discharge and may even have a dripping nose as well as a cough.
In some cases, cats also get a stuffy nose which can cause discomfort. Signs of discomfort include sneezing and having difficulty in breathing.
Signs of dehydration, lethargy, or weakness are a cause for concern and you should visit the vet in this case.
Cats are excellent at hiding that they’re ill so, it is hard to understand what the cause could be for the signs of their illness.
MY CAT’S NOSE IS DRY?
This is a cause of concern and you should take your kitty to the vet if your cat mostly has a dry nose. In most cases, though, a dry nose is usually nothing.
Following are some reasons why your kitty may have a dry nose:
- Grooming or licking
- laying in the sun or under a heater
- Being in a room with bad air circulation
This, in itself isn’t a problem because it is has a known and legitimate cause and the nose will usually moisten quickly enough again after leaving the place, or stopping the grooming.
Some cat races simply have this habit and that makes it yet even harder to diagnotize.