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Losing pigment on tip of nose

Mindy has lost some pigment on the end of her nose-it has turned brownish instead of the glossy black it has always been. Any ideas as to why this has happened, or what I can do to restore pigment (short of shoe polish-LOL)?

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Thought I'd show a picture of Mindy to show what I'm talking about.

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My hubby noticed the same thing with Thor a few weeks ago.
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Happens to Gryff too. It's called Winter Nose. It will come back when they get more sun when the weather turns nice.

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I have no idea about the original question but must comment on that irresistable face! So sweet!

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Oh, a winter nose-that would explain it. It has been much colder and cloudier in North Carolina this winter than usual. Hopefully Spring will arrive soon- I say this with another 2 to 3 inches of snow on the ground which fell last night!!!

Thanks, Sylvia-Mindy is a sweetheart!

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Winter nose, how interesting? I am finding more and more good things about the Sun and Vitamin D, Iím building a port folio for my case to move to the beach.

Now to get some brown on Smarty and Galen's noses. (LOL)

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hi Smarty, I recently moved from Alaska and am now living in georgia...what part of GA are you in? I am in Perry, which is near Robins AFB. Do you know of any good breeders that are within a few hours and are reasonably priced? My family fears we are suffering from MHS even though we only have one, we are really wanting a second sometime in the next couple of months.
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Winter Nose is fairly common with cream dogs.

Twinkle has a different kind of winter nose. In winter here when the grass is sparse and dirt showing here and there, she rubs the pigment off a spot on the tip of her nose by skimming the ground with it snooping around so much. You can see it in her 13 year old picture at the bottom of her page. After a spell of bad weather for a few days, when they mostly stay in the house, the black comes right back.

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Winter nose (some people also call it snow nose) is most likely the cause.

I don't know if there is any science behind it, but I've also heard some swear that different food/water bowls harboring bacteria can do it too, so that may be a reason to use stainless steel bowls.
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