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Old 01-12-2016, 05:32 PM
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Coffee has wet nose? sorry I don't know what do you called that. But I'm worried that she might have colds? I think it's because her crate is outside or house. I have no choice. I can't put it inside because other people at home gets allergic with her I can't put her beside me in bed neither.

How can I treat that wet nose? I'm really worried thinking that she's sick ..

Another question, is it okay to give her combination of two different dog food? (specifically giving her Vitality and beef pro at the same time)

Also, is it fine for my puppy to start her 5in1 vaccine at her 9th week? I bought her when she's 9 months old.. Our vet gave her 5in1 shot last week.. But I'm worried because I've read on some discussions that starting the vaccine late is risky. Is that true? I don't want to lose coffee..
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:20 PM
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Coffee has wet nose? sorry I don't know what do you called that. But I'm worried that she might have colds? I think it's because her crate is outside or house. I have no choice. I can't put it inside because other people at home gets allergic with her I can't put her beside me in bed neither.

How can I treat that wet nose? I'm really worried thinking that she's sick ..

Another question, is it okay to give her combination of two different dog food? (specifically giving her Vitality and beef pro at the same time)

Also, is it fine for my puppy to start her 5in1 vaccine at her 9th week? I bought her when she's 9 months old.. Our vet gave her 5in1 shot last week.. But I'm worried because I've read on some discussions that starting the vaccine late is risky. Is that true? I don't want to lose coffee..
Deep breath. Dogs don't die over runny noses, at least not instantly. This is doubly true if it isn't impacting breathing and is just clear and drippy.

She's young and many, many dogs are vaccinated late because they are strays or at a shelter or people forget.

Combining food won't cause allergies, but more ingredients mean more potential triggers.

Just to calm you, my dog gets a runny nose twice a year, in the spring and fall. She's 9 and she's been through one owner before me, 2 shelters before me, and 3 vets from me moving around. Every one has noted it and said so long as she isn't developing a cough, it's just a nuisance allergy and that most medicines would probably have more side affects than is worth bothering with. And that's even counting the vet who was basically a pharmaceutical rep. So for a few weeks I keep a box of tissues around and wipe her nose and wash the couch cover and her bed when she wipes it on those. I've been told that kind of runny nose, clear and watery, is fairly common for a dog with seasonal allergies.
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thanks to you seashoreduck. That gave me a peace of mind. For now, I'm sad that I can't be with her all the time because of my graveyard shift. But I left my husband in charge for her. Its funny because my husband gets jealous because since the time I got her, she's the one I'm thinking of and not him. lol! But when I'm free, I check her nose and it seems like she's doing well now. I just put doormats inside her crate to prevent her from feeling the cold ground. I just can't stop thinking that she's getting those dripping nose because of our floor. haha!
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Ok, is her nose running (dripping from the nostrils), or is her nose just wet? If her nose is just wet, that's normal. If her nose is actively dripping that might be an indicator of an illness. Does she have any symptoms other than a runny nose? If she's coughing/sneezing, and has a discharge from her eyes and seems sleepy, that is Kennel Cough. If she still has a runny nose that CAN be an indicator of an illness, so if you can I would just get her a check up to make sure everything is ok. If it is Kennel Cough, that's easily treated. But it would be better if you can keep her inside, or at least in a garage, shed or basement if you have one. Dogs generally don't get ill from the cold, so that wouldn't be it, but they can get sick from germs other dogs left outside.

Its fine to combine two different foods. Many people (including myself) do that.

And will you be living with the people who are allergic for a long time? Labs shed a lot, and even if she lives outside or mostly outside her hair will get on you and anyone who spends time with her.
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@traciek88 , yeah. it was dripping from her nostrils. But now its gone. So I assume she's okay now. I am afraid now that you said that she'll get sick because of other dogs viruses because there's a lot of stray dogs around our neighbor.

And I think putting her crate outside seems good for those people at home having allergies. Their allergies didn't reacted when I started putting her crate outside. I'm just having a hard time checking on her since I'm sleeping inside and I need to check on her outside during night time. You know, thieves are always around.
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