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Westie Pink Nose

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by timsmum, Apr 1, 2011.


  1. timsmum

    timsmum PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a 2 year old Westie and for about 8 months now his nose has been pink,he's lost theblack pigment from his nose.
    I'm not sure why this is- should I see the vet?
     
  2. francesandjon

    francesandjon PetForums VIP

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    Our dogs nose changed colour....

    From Dog Owner's Guide: The nose knows

    "Other causes of loss of nose color are vitaligo, snow nose, and plastic dish nasal dermatitis

    Vitaligo causes black pigment in the nose and sometimes the lips to fade to brown.

    Snow nose causes the nose to fade to brown in winter; normal color returns as summer approaches. Snow nose occurs mainly in white-coated breeds; the color change can become permanent in older dogs. It is not associated with disease.

    Plastic dish dermatitis can occur if the dog eats or drinks out of plastic or rubber bowls. It is triggered by a reaction to an antioxidant found in the dishes."
     
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