June 22, 2021
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Why is the dog’s nose fading?

Causes of discoloration of the dog’s nose

A dog’s nose has many colors, black, pink, liver-colored, or the same color as its own hair. If the dog’s nose turns from black to pink, it means that there is a problem with melanin deposition. Some dogs with discolored noses are caused by dogs, while others are completely normal.

The reasons that make the dog’s nose powdery include (snow nose or winter nose, that is, the phenomenon of fading the nose in winter), dog dermatitis, vitiligo and trauma caused by plastic products.

It is the “thin amino acid oxidase” that affects the deposition of melanin in the dog’s nose. Its effect will gradually become smaller during the aging process of the dog, so that the nose of the old dog is no longer as black as the puppies. Short amino acid oxidase is very sensitive to temperature and has a stronger effect in warm environments. Therefore, the dog’s nose is easy to fade in winter, and usually returns to black when summer comes. People call this phenomenon of nose fading in winter as snow nose, because at first people thought that the snow reflected sunlight on the dog’s nose in winter, and the nose faded (a little sweat). This phenomenon is also called winter nose. It is related to temperature and light. In this case, as long as the dog’s mental state is good and there are no other phenomena, it does not belong to the category of disease. It is a very normal phenomenon. Dogs with a natural pink nose are not allowed to compete, but dogs with a faded nose can participate in the competition.

Some dogs are allergic to plastic products. Contact dermatitis caused by plastic rice bowls can also cause discoloration of the dog’s nose, and the dog’s lips are usually swollen. Changing to a stainless steel rice bowl will prevent these phenomena.

Vitiligo can cause the dog’s nose to fade, but at this time, the dog’s hair will also have patches of white spots. Vitiligo, also commonly referred to as vitiligo, is an immune system disease in dogs. Dog breeds such as German Shepherd (details) and Rottweiler Shepherd are more likely to suffer from this disease. Improvements in diet can relieve some of the symptoms of this disease.

A dog’s nose will also turn pink if it is bruised or scratched. The color will be restored when the trauma is healed. In addition, if the dog has experienced other diseases or psychological trauma, it may also cause the nose to fade. It usually returns to black after the disease is cured.

If your dog’s nose is completely pink, you must take care to protect its nose in the sun and prevent it from being exposed to the sun. In foreign countries, the owner can choose whether to tattoo the dog’s nose in black for protection. Collie dogs may cause ulcers after being exposed to the sun, so be careful with sun protection.

Methods to relieve the discoloration of the dog’s nose

Supplement vitamin B family and vitamin C. Vitamin B family can help melanin deposits and darken human hair. Vitamin C can help vitamin B absorption. They are water-soluble, and excess will be excreted with metabolism.

Seaweed powder also has a certain effect on alleviating the discoloration of the nose, and it can also improve the phenomenon of dogs eating BB.

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