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Old February 16th, 2003, 06:10 PM
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Can you please tell me if dogs can catch a cold?
Does it mean anything when a dogs nose is wet or dry?
Are dogs colour blind?
How far can a dog see?
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Old February 21st, 2003, 11:29 AM
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Dogs do not really catch colds, not in the same sense that we do. Dogs can get viruses which may seem like a cold but many of them are quite serious and do require medical attention, not like us, spend a few days in bed and all better.

I have always been told that a wet nose on a dog is a sign of health. I have also heard that it isn't true. I personally think that if a dogs nose is wet it is a **sign** of health (doesn't mean for sure healthy).

Dogs are colour blind but colour blind doesn't mean that you only see balck and white. A dogs sight is similar to that of a human that is colour blind, just sees certain colours as something else. (I new a guy that though I was drinking beer when I actually had green koolaide just to give you an idea).

As for the last question I am not entirely sure about that. I think they have keener sight than we do, and I have heard that they have much better night vision than humans (they must cause dogs in the wild often hunt at night).
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Old February 21st, 2003, 12:04 PM
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Dogs can't see that well at night, they rely on their sense of smell. Their sense of smell is something like 100 times stronger than hours.
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