Q. My dachshunds nose is hot and dry and her ears are very hot does this mean she is sick?

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A. A dry nose alone isn't indicative of anything but the fact that her ears and nose are hot could mean she has a fever. You can take her temperature rectally, normal for a dog runs between 100-102.5F. If she is also showing other symptoms,such as feeling lethargic,not wanting to eat, vomiting or diarrhea, I recommend getting her in to see your vet as soon as possible.

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