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    DefaultAnyone know what causes this?

    In some angles of the sunlight, I've noticed Baloo almost has a bit of reddish coloring to his fur, what does that come from? Normal or no...? ???

    I didn't really know if this should go in 'health and nutrition' or not, so I just put it here.
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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    my vet told me that sometimes the fur can sun burn and lighten up. I have 2 black boys as you can see and I see it in them but mostly in the summer time not the winter months. I think it is natural.

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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    Depends. Aren't I helpful? LOL

    It can be genetic (reddish factor), can be bleached by the sun, can be the dog is about to blow coat and/or food.





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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    Quote Originally Posted by labby
    Depends. Aren't I helpful? LOL

    It can be genetic (reddish factor), can be bleached by the sun, can be the dog is about to blow coat and/or food.
    Hee hee! Well, I'm pretty sure it's not the sun, and he's never blown coat before (I don't think he has a proper coat), so I guess that leaves genetics and/or food. Can it be harmful? Like, a sign that something is wrong...?
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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    Good question, I was curious about this. My kitty is the same way.

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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    All dogs blow coat whether they have a proper coat or not.





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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    My Darla is the same but I only see it in the summer. She swims in a pond daily so maybe the sun theory has something to do with it. It seems to be in the tips of the fur and not the roots. She has something mixed in as she doesn't have the thick under coat like her brother Bob.

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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    Quote Originally Posted by labby
    Depends. Aren't I helpful? LOL

    It can be genetic (reddish factor), can be bleached by the sun, can be the dog is about to blow coat and/or food.
    Not from too many carrots?
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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    I will step in here for a second. My knowledge on this subject does not come from dogs. If you only see it in the sunlight or other bright point light source, and only at edges as you look at the dog, particularly black dogs because of the nice contrasting background the black fur provides, it could simply be the refraction of the light off the oil on the fur. That coupled with the human eye being more senstive to red (the reason emergency vehicles were painted that color), we may pick it up easier.

    PS: Emergency vehicles have been leaving (left) the red color because us humans got too used to it.
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    DefaultRe: Anyone know what causes this?

    Funny you would mention it...

    When Angus was younger, I used to notice that in a lot of lights he looked kind of pink. It wasn't his skin showing through. It was his coat. ???

    I haven't noticed him looking pink since he was about a year old. Weird!


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