Broad Snout, Home of Animal Nose Facts
Many Odd Snouts
There are a lot of animals with interesting looking noses. The anteater, the elephant, and the star-nosed mole each have long, unusual noses that serve special uses. Mostly used for finding and sniffing up food or grabbing things, these snouts are unique in both appearance and purpose!
As humans, we only use our noses for smelling, and because of that, we might underestimate what all animals use their noses for. But animals’ snouts are critical for their survival. Noses help them make noises, find food, detect predators and find a good mate.
If you have a household pet with an unique nose (like a pug, bulldog, or pot-bellied pig) you should take care to watch their nose. Usually it will be okay, but check up on it regularly, especially if your animal has trouble breathing or an infection.
Pugs and bulldogs have adorable, scrunched noses. But these squished snouts can cause health problems, especially when it is warm or humid outside. Exercise your dog with caution, and if your pet has a serious breathing problem, talk to your vet about a possible surgeries.