Q: Why do dog's noses change colors?
My dog had a black nose when we got him, but now he has a pinkish nose. Does anyone know why?
For those who asked-
My dog is 2 and about a half
He's very healthy
Doesn't eat anything out of the normal
And he drinks out of a metal bowl
Apr 10, 2009
It happens to a lot of dogs. The one thing that I would suggest, and it sounds a little strange to some people, is to put sunscreen on your dog's nose, especially during the summer. Any animal with a very light or pink nose has a higher chance of skin cancer on it's nose. I saw many animals while I worked for a vet that had to have major operations to remove cancerous lesions from light colored noses and ears.
A little effort at prevention could pay off a lot. Make sure to check any products that you use for anything that could poison your dog.
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Mar 21, 2009
First, how old is your dog? if he is over 3 years old, thats fine. under three, he might be sick.since its hard to get him into the vet, you should do some "sniffing" of your own! has he eaten any thing weird? has his nose brushed against any thing that might have caused it? think about that and you might be able to find out whats wrong!
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