My dogs nose turned colors...

@cherhost (1072)
United States
February 14, 2007 9:26pm CST
He is a 2.5 year old golden. I noticed when grooming him the other day his nose is not black anymore. It is turning a brownish pink color. Does anyone out there know waht this could be? Shoud I take him in and pay yet another vet bill?
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
15 Feb 07
According to this article on dog noses: http://www.happyk-9.com/dog-nose.html it looks like you're probably pretty safe. It could be caused by plastic feeding bowls (switch to stainless steel), vitalgo (a condition that causes pigment loss, but doesn't appear to have any other symptoms) or just because of the cold weather. In any of these cases, looks like there's no real cause for alarm.
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@cherhost (1072)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Wow you really went all out for this question. THank you. It is really nice to know that when I have something real to talk about people really try to help. Thank you again.
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@rebelann (77879)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb
None of the dogs I've ever owned had this problem but I never fed them in plastic bowls either. I use those corning ware bowls for them.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have a yellow lab, his nose turns black in the summer and then that same color you describe in the winter. I think it is a suntan or something.
@cherhost (1072)
• United States
15 Feb 07
oh good i was getting worried about it all... I dont like when anything happens to my dog. I guess I consider him my kid. THanks for the comment... it is great ot know people like to help out :)
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I hear you about it being your kid...mine are both my kids. My human kid is in the Navy, so these are the stay at home kids. BTW we refer to them as Deople (Dog-pEOPLE)
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I dont think there is anything wrong that happen to one of my cats they are just maturing. Not a problem and dont worry.
@cherhost (1072)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Hmmm I never thought that maturing would have anything really to do with it. Thanks TerryZ
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I have a yellow lab, his nose turns black in the summer and then that same color you describe in the winter. I think it is a suntan or something.
@cherhost (1072)
• United States
16 Feb 07
thanks you... I just dont want to worry too much about him.