hi everybody what a lovely forum.
Jemma is 8 1/2 years young and hope she is still with me for another 10 years.
The issue: Jemma is a chocolate Lab but over the past year only her head and legs are choc her body now looks like a golden lab !!!
Poor thing is feeling a bit embarassed as fellow dog walkers ask 'what kind of a dog is this ? She is pure bred and pedigreed.
Could it be a lack of vitamins or minerals ? Cheers Christine
Is she out in the sun a lot? They can bleach out.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I have no idea about the colour change but could it be age (going lighter rather than grey?)
My lab's mum had lighter patches, I think she was around 10 years old (but had had a few litters, which had aged her), but the dad was pretty young. I *think* chocolate labs tend to lighten a bit in age, it might be a bit like going grey? Human hair can change colour with a change in diet and water quality! When I moved away to university, my hair colour went a lot darker (I have brown hair) because the balance in minerals in the water was different, and it might be because I was drinking more ale (which is high in vitamin B12)
Obviously this is humans I'm talking about, but it might be a possibility for dogs too?