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    DefaultWater Bowls and Pigment..?

    A friend of mine just got a new puppy on Saturday, and while we were shopping for puppy stuff (toys, etc.) I found myself telling her that she can't get plastic bowls because it causes dogs to lose pigment in their nose.

    Now, Later on I was thinking, and I totally can't remember where I heard that. I remember that I did hear it somewhere a long long time ago, but it could have been from anywhere, that part I don't remember. :-[

    So, I know that I won't use plastic dishes because of the bacteria factor, but is the nose pigment thing true? Has anyone heard of that before..??

    I just want to make sure I'm not providing mis-information. :-\
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    DefaultRe: Water Bowls and Pigment..?

    Yes it is true. Plus it can cause plastic dermatitis.



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    DefaultRe: Water Bowls and Pigment..?

    There is some belief that it's true...rubbing noses on plastic apparently wears and tears...but I have never had experience with it.
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    DefaultRe: Water Bowls and Pigment..?

    It IS true that your dog can lose it's nose/mouth pigment due to eating out of a plastic bowl. It's not a "wear and tear" issue. It doesn't happen to all dogs. I think they have to have a sensitivity to it. We had my MIL's sheltie and 2 labs, and they had an outside plastic water bowl...Hudler's the only one with a sensitivity to the plastic...


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