Q. our 8yr old male cat has a dry and chapped nose

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A. This might be due to a skin problem (allergy, parasites, infection) or dehydration (kidney failure, anorexia, urinary blockage, diabetes). this is a very general symptom and it's impossible to try a diagnose based on this only. the best thing would be to take him to the vet for a checkup - he will probably find the cause of the dry chapped nose.

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