Have you noticed your canine companion’s nose changing color? Our dogs’ noses most often change from black to a pink color, but other changes can occur as well. Learn about some of the possible explanations from your North Phoenix, AZ vet.
Often, a dog’s nose changes color for seemingly no reason at all. A condition called Dudley nose is one example, in which a dog’s nose loses pigmentation cells over time to become less colored. It doesn’t hurt dogs in the least!
Did you know that food allergies can play a role in your dog’s color loss? The pigmentation cells in your dog’s nose might be reacting to the allergen, whether Fido reacts to an ingredient in the food itself or a bowl material. Talk to your veterinarian for more information.
If your dog spends a lot of time outdoors in the sun, the nose can become “bleached.” This is one of the most common reasons that a dog’s nose loses pigmentation. It shouldn’t cause your dog any harm, but make sure they don’t get sunburnt—allow them back indoors frequently.
Call your North Phoenix, AZ veterinarian for more information on your dog’s health. Learn more here.