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    Baloo seems to be losing pigment in his nose. It started as just a tiny little line and it seems to be spreading ever so slowly.

    He has never eaten/drank out of plastic or rubber, his bowls are stainless steel, could that contribute/cause the problem?

    What could be going on, should I be worried? Has anyone heard of this happening before..?

    Here's the pictures of what it looks like:

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    Picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmydogz2much
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    Thats probably a good idea, eh?

    I'll have it up in a few....
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    DefaultRe: Losing pigment...? **Pictures added**

    Pictures added in OP.
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    Could he have scratched himself there, Kate? It looks kinda scar-ish to me?


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    No, it's actually gotten much larger since I first noticed it. It kinda started just in that centre fold part and seems to be slowly creeping out farther and farther.
    Kate
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    Hmm... I've got a Sharpie marker you can borrow...?


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    Does he have any pink spots on his lips, inside or out?n If it continues to spread, I'd personally make an appt with a dermatologist. I had a dog who had an immune issue (possibly vitiligo) and lost all of her nose pigment. I wouldn't freak out quite yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    Does he have any pink spots on his lips, inside or out?n If it continues to spread, I'd personally make an appt with a dermatologist. I had a dog who had an immune issue (possibly vitiligo) and lost all of her nose pigment. I wouldn't freak out quite yet though.
    The insides of his lips are kinda splotchy pink/black, but they always have been.... I'm pretty sure.... He goes in for his heartworm test and whatnot soon so I'll have the vet look at it.
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    I would agree with Nicole and have it looked at by a dermatologist. Its unusual for a black to lose pigment.



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