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Old 12-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Huh. Learn something new every day. Never heard of snow nose. Coconut oil is also recommended for topical use on skin irritations; I wonder if you could use that too? Though it might make the dog lick their nose more an irritate it. Could be worth a shot.

Oh- and I agree. What pretty eyes your dog has! Very bright and lively!

[EDIT]- Just read a couple of those links. I see this isn't actually an irritation, just a temp lose of pigment. Not sure coconut oil would do anything for that. I've always heard that pumpkin and yams can help deepen pigment, I wonder if that could help? Just speculating...
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Wildo! She is a very lively and energetic youngster!! Her pigment looks good to me everywhere else. I'm always surprised
By how orange and red she is next to other shepherds. Her nose was a bit dry last week, so I did use coconut oil. She licked it off but it did help. It's now just brown.

My theory is lack of Sun light. Nowadays she only gets about 10-30 mins of sunlight a day since most of our activities happen after work and Canada is pitch dark after 4. Whereas in summer months she would get hour plus before its dark.

She doesn't use plastic bowls, stainless steel only. But toys don't come in stainless steel and she has to nudge hers for food.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't know if you can see it in this picture
Absolutely no help, but my goodness what a beautiful black dog you have!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, I'm learning something new today. I'll have to keep an eye on Rocco's nose, although we don't get cold weather here.

BTW- I love your dog's eyes! She's beautiful.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Marshies......it looks like "snow nose". Lack of Sun light can contribute to it......since sun light offers many natural vitamins to the body....another reason why people that are kept "in the dark" are pale and have vitamin deficiencies.

It is common in many breeds....including the Northern Breeds....ie...sled dogs.
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