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losing pigment in nose and paw pads

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MR. MUDDLES

Can't hold my- licker
 
 
Barked: Tue Jul 15, '08 1:07pm PST 
Hi everyone -
Mom noticed the other day that my nose is slowly turning from brown to pink. She didn't really know what to think about it. Then yesterday she looked at my paw pads and saw those were turning pink also. she says i seem fine - healthy. We don't know if it is just genetics or if we should take a trip to the vet. I am 5 now but I did start to "sliver" at about 6 months old already. I used to be a beautiful dark brown and then i just kept getting more white and more white. Mom doesn't know if this is just a "brown" thing or a "cocker" thing or if she should be concerned. Anyone else go thru this?
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Rona

I'm Gonna B-A- Star!
 
 
Barked: Sun Aug 17, '08 10:48am PST 
Hi,
Being a brown cocker enthusiast, I can tell you that the silvering (white hairs) is what's called phantoming in brown cockers. Also, in some cases the noses and pads will lighten and appear pink. This is NORMAL so don't fret. wink
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