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    As you can see. Biggie has been losing pigmentation in the little spot under his nose and over his mouth. It has gotten worse. It's bigger and it is now on both sides of his mouth. Anyone can help me out? I would really hate for this to reach his nose. It's a show ring disqualification.

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    I have no idea... Does he lick his chops a lot?

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    Sarah did this on her face n stomach n tits. I thought maybe her yeast was getting better but as I really got her allergies n yeast under control with the right food n benadryl all of a sudden her pigment started coming back it is almost all back now. So sarahs was allergy related n maybe his is to he does look awful red in the face. @BiggieSmalls
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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    I have no idea... Does he lick his chops a lot?
    no not really

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    Sarah did this on her face n stomach n tits. I thought maybe her yeast was getting better but as I really got her allergies n yeast under control with the right food n benadryl all of a sudden her pigment started coming back it is almost all back now. So sarahs was allergy related n maybe his is to he does look awful red in the face. @BiggieSmalls
    Thanks, we havent changed Biggie's food ever. Maybe it's one of the treats we give him. I took away the toys and bones he had in his crate. I know the pic seems red but its edited to bring out colors cause without the editing you wouldnt be able to tell where the snow ends and biggies body starts, he isnt red or irritated, just lacking pigmentation.
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    Sarah looks amazing by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggieSmalls View Post
    Thanks, we havent changed Biggie's food ever. Maybe it's one of the treats we give him. I took away the toys and bones he had in his crate. I know the pic seems red but its edited to bring out colors cause without the editing you wouldnt be able to tell where the snow ends and biggies body starts, he isnt red or irritated, just lacking pigmentation.
    Well it looks red on his chin in pic but ok. I'm just saying sarahs was allergy related so that my experience with it. They can developed an allergy over time. I asked my vet but she didn't know. Maybe Google it.

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    It kind of looks like he scratched it or rubbed it up against something. Not sure but as cowsmom stated allergies can develop as they get old and have many different ways of showing on our babies. Get the full blood screen allergy test done and it will help you eliminate and get to he answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggieSmalls View Post
    Sarah looks amazing by the way!
    Ok I missed this earlier thank you so much for the compliment . It's been a long road for us with her. Best thing I did was get her tested for allergies. Biggie is wonderful to. I wonder if this is related to the dry nose In the other thread. Sarahs nose is not nearly as dry since her allergies are better. Just a thought.

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    Default Re: Loss Of Pigmentation

    I googled this to see if I could find anything useful and according to a Q&A on the AKC website...a loss of pigment is most likely something called "winter nose" and it affects all breeds. They say a normally black nose will fade during the colder months with less hours of daylight. It says that the dark pigment will return when the days are longer and the weather is warm and some dogs are known to repeat this process year after year.

    That being said...they also mentioned that whenever your dogs nose is something other than the cold wet nose that they are famous for...you need to decide if a trip to the vet is necessary as the nose change could be a symptom of an underlying problem.
    I hope that helps!

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    I am seriously thinking I will do the allergy test. It's possible. I have been putting Vasoline on his nose and he licks it alot when I put it on. Perhaps he has been doing it more and more and I haven't noticed.

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    Okay ya... He licks his chops... ALOT... constantly...

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