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Cold Sweaty Nose
Valedez posted:
Dr. is my dog getting a cold since the weather has gone from 89 degrees to 50 in a matter of days with torrential rains as well. He only goes outside to play, walk and do his business.

Now he is trying to bark but instead of the loud barking it's more like a raspy woof and now his eyes are running again. The vet gave him pills earlier to combat that and now I've started him on them again. But our daily routine is up at 7am out to the bathroom then we take our mile or more walk (where he struts) around the area. Then we're back inside. We go grocery shopping and then occasionally to the doggie park for him to romp with his friends. Home before noon and rest up then he gets fed (along with once a month his heartworm pill and flea application). He is extremely active a English Cocker black/white. He loves chasing and collecting his balls. But I noticed last night that his bark was hoarse but he slept well and so far fine except his nose was cold and wet this am. He ate well but it a little hesitant on drinking his water. So I've got a fantastic relationship where I can clean his eyes, teeth, ears, pads, etc and he doesn't fuss. Plus giving him any meds is a snap. whetrher down his throat of through a dripper he's used to me having my hands, fingers whatever on and down his throat. Do I need to call his vet or is there something that I can do in the interim. Mind you he loves his vet and his immunizations are a dream. Believe it or now he's a wonderful playful little scamp. I'm just a little worried at the slowness in drinking and his cold nose. I notice any and everything that is out of sorts with my pet.
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Valedez and thanks for posting about your English Cocker. How is he doing today? If he's not doing any better or is feeling worse, you may want to check in with your vet and see if he should come in and be seen.

Your dog is lucky he has such an attentive and concerned owner. I hope to hear he's feeling better soon,

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