Do Dogs Get Boogers?

Is it normal for my dog to have boogers?

Generally, you don’t have to worry about clear nose discharge in dogs unless it lingers or there are other symptoms. However, discharge that’s cloudy, yellow, green, or smelly is always cause for concern. When in doubt, talk to your vet.

How do you get boogers out of a dog's nose?

The use of a humidifier, a vaporizer, or the steam from a hot shower may help your dog breathe more easily. Gently wipe nasal discharge from your dog’s nostrils with a soft damp towel.

Why do dogs not get boogers in their nose?

Because humans have nose hair and dogs don’t. Both dogs and humans have mucus in their noses that collect dirt, dust and germs. In humans, this mix of dirt and mucus gets stuck on nose hair and builds up and dries into clumps we call boogers. Dogs don’t have these nose hairs, so no boogers.

Why does my dog have dry boogers?

Just like us, dogs can suffer from allergies, which causes their noses to dry out. Dog’s can have environmental-related allergies, skin-related allergies, and even food-related allergies. If the allergies are severe, your pup may need allergy medication.