Why Do Cats Have Wet Noses?

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Cats have wet noses because they have an active sweat gland. It is however also normal for a cat to have a dry nose. The nose plays a very vital role for the cat's survival and it has 200 million scent receptors while humans have 5 million only.
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Many people have claimed that a wet nose on a cat is a sign of good health. However, an overly wet nose could be a sign of sickness as could a dry nose.
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