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PostSubject: Pink nose    Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:55 am

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A friend of mine has a saint bernard bitch that has a pink nose for about 2 weeks. I have no idea what the problem could be. If any of you had such a problem with your dogs or know what can cause this, please let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:08 am

do you mean a puppy whos nose hasnt turned black or a dog with a sore nose?

we use vasaline on ours when they go dry? has it gone dry and cracked open?? if so vasaline will help

one dog ive got presses her nose on a cirtain bar of the fence so often gets a mark there- vasaline does stop it?

if its infected maybe the vet will give you some cream but if its the normal sore nose thingy just used vasaline!!

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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:42 am

The nose is not sore, it has lost the pigment, from black turned pink.
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:55 am

oh i see! my deedee is the same! she never got a small amount on her nose area!

how old is the bitch?

is she smooth ( just asking as ive only known this to happen in smooths!)

i know a few who have done this and there is nothing wrong with any of them - however its always worth a metion to the vets if the skin changes - just to rule out anything nasty
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:52 am

She is a rough , about 15 months of age.

Will it return to normal?

The thing is he is showing her and I think that could be a problem from the judge's point of view.
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:34 am

im no expert

but i have spotted a few in the ring with pigment missing and one smooth i can think of has quite abit missing but he is doing well ( not mine so dont know how well but still doing well!!)


i think there are a few out there- i would much rather a dog who ticks all the boxes with a small bit of pigment missing than a dog who cant move but has a black nose!!!

hope im not the only one!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:55 am

I haven't experienced this myself but have read about it :

Hope it's some help Very Happy


The various causes of loss of pigmentation of the nasal planum (the usually black portion of the nose) that I can find good references for are:

1) Dudley nose -- loss of pigment seen in a number of breeds for unknown reasons in which the nose is black when dogs are young but fades to brown or sometimes even white as the dog ages.

2) A transient form of the above condition may exist or it may be something else, but some dogs do lose some pigment and then recover the normal coloring of their nose over time.

3) Labradors, Golden retrievers, Bernese Mountain dogs and Siberian huskies may have seasonal variation in the color of the nasal planum, usually lighter in the winter and darker in the summer. The cause of this is not known, either. Some vets refer to this as "snow nose".

4) Vitiligo can cause loss of pigment of the nose and it may also be part of a syndrome of immune mediated disease in which hypothyroidism also occurs, so perhaps this is the link to loss of color of the nose and hypothyroidism but if it is, the hypothyroidism is thought to occur after another disorder causes the color change. Dogs with vitiligo normally have development of patches of white hair or white hairs scattered in the hair coat. I don't think that loss of pigment in the nasal planum only is likely with this condition.

5) Contact dermatitis can cause loss of pigment in the nose -- some dogs are reported to be sensitive to the plastic that is found in some feeding bowls, for instance. Continual irritation of the nasal planum from a cause like this might lead to loss of pigment. Usually the lips are also are inflamed or may have pigment loss if they are dark, too.

6) We see dogs with discoid lupus and with phemphigus that have loss of pigment of the nasal planum, usually patchy but sometimes most of the planum is involved. There are also usually skin sores around the edges of the nasal planum, on the bridge of the nose, around the eyelids or places like that.

7) I have seen cats with squamous cell carcinoma lose the pigment in the nasal planum as an early sign. I am not sure that this same problem occurs in dogs but I wouldn't want to totally rule it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:09 am

This is very helpfull, thanks so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:10 am

Welcome

We only suffer from good old 'muddy diggers nose' here!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:48 am

My yellow lab has snow nose. They say Vit D will help with it but I dont bother... Hes not a show dog and it is what it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:59 am

Did it change from black to pink? It might be loss of pigmentation something related Vitiligo.
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PostSubject: Re: Pink nose    Wed May 08, 2013 7:52 pm

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