Clear runny discharge from your dog's nose is normal as long as they don't have any other symptoms. That said, most vets recommend you keep an eye on the discharge in case there's more serious underlying cause. If there's any bloody, pussy, or discolored discharge, take your pup to a vet. Once you get the hang of cleaning your dog's nose, it should only take a few minutes to get the job done.
Your dog's discomfort levels will change depending on the amount of mucus buildup. You may notice your dog constantly licking their nose if it's frequently runny. Large amounts of mucus buildup can interfere with your dog's breathing, increasing your pup's discomfort.
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Go slow and let your pup get used to having their nose cleaned. Even if you have to do the job in stages, the more time you give to the task, the more your pup will learn to enjoy this kind of treatment. This is one of those jobs that is sure to help build an even stronger bond between the two of you.
Be gentle, the skin on your pup's nose is very thin and easily damaged. If you see any changes in the color or consistency of the mucus, be sure to take your dog in to the vet for a check up.