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Winter nose?

This is Eli's second winter with us and this year his nose has gotten progressively pinker. I remember it lightening up somewhat last year but not like this year and it's not even very cold. He's a "chocolate" - with amber eyes immediately lined with beautiful chocolate brown skin/hair. His nose has always been more dark chocolate than black. I'm wondering if chocolates are more susceptible to this?

I did some research online and on this forum. It's likely what they call winter nose caused by a lack of sunlight and will darken again as it warms. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this and what you're doing about it? Are you using vitamins beyond a 1-a-day multi-vitamin? Is this something I should see the vet about?
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The lack of pigment in a nose is nothing to worry about. Some dogs get a winter nose and the color returns and some it does not. This will not effect the health of your dog.

In the show world,this would be considered a fault,but as a pet.......it is nothing to worry about.

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Eli, Is February, is just his Valentines Nose!

Don't worry too much, it'll be back to darker in the summer! now, how about a picture of the rest of his face? Pretty please??? (batting lashes...)

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Eli, Is February, is just his Valentines Nose!

Don't worry too much, it'll be back to darker in the summer! now, how about a picture of the rest of his face? Pretty please??? (batting lashes...)
He just finished eating so he's looking a bit messy - and Tuesday is bath day although I'm waiting for my Isle of Dog delivery today (at least one "person" in this house gets a Valentine's Day gift.)
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I love his coat and it looks so silky soft. I'm afraid to cut Cooper's hair, right now it's silky and longish but has a wave to it. I have no clue what it would look like when clipped short
Eli is beautiful

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Look at that face! I want to kiss him!

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I'm waiting for my Isle of Dog delivery today (at least one "person" in this house gets a Valentine's Day gift.)
Oh come on, admit it . . .you get the same thrill when Eli gets something new as when you do . I know I DO

Eli looks adorable and it doesn't sound as though the nose pigment is anything to worry about. Let us know when the brown returns as I'm curious too




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Aww..sweet little puppy face!
Whimsy's nose turned more pinkish last winter( she wasn't quite 1 at the time) and it really never came back as black as it was before. Her nose is going to be pinkish permanently I believe.( she is not quite 2) That's fine with me.

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Dizzie with summer nose nice and black.Dizzie with winter nose not so black!!
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Oh come on, admit it . . .you get the same thrill when Eli gets something new as when you do . I know I DO !
So true! No one in this house gets treated so well. I find I more readily spend money on him than on my kids! . He's the baby and boy does he know it.

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Dizzie with summer nose nice and black.Dizzie with winter nose not so black!!
Look at that gorgeous face! If there's a cuter, sweeter looking breed of dogs I haven't seen it.

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