Dogs are supposed to have wet noses right? Well what is normal and abnormal? I ask because I just read a thread that you don't want a dog to have a runny nose. If there is one, what would be the cause or things to look for? Allergies or a disease?
I think there is quite a difference between a "wet nose" and a "runny nose". Normally, I am able to tell because with a "runny nose" they have little bits of water/snot coming out of their nostrils and with a healthy wet nose they do not. (just the actual fleshy part on the top is damp)
A runny nose could be any number of things. Allergies, a common cold, etc. When Sabre caught Pneumonia, one of the very first symptons I noticed was his runny nose.
Yeah, that's pretty much the approach I take. Damp to the touch on the top = ok. Wet/dripping/snotty nose = not ok.
It can depend if there is something to be concerned about. As I said, it could be something as simple as a common cold, or it could be the onset of something more serious (such as Pneumonia in Sabre's case). It would have to be taken on a case by case basis.