Red noses and allergies

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Shalista
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Red noses and allergies

Post by Shalista » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:39 am

I remember reading somewhere that dogs with red mouths are having an allergic reaction. Bax's skin is very pink around his nose and upper lip area under his fur. I've noticed it for months/possibly years but since hes raw fed i never really considered it. is there any truth to this?
Baxter (AKA Bax, Chuckles, Chuckster) Rat Terrier, born 01/16/13

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Nettle
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Re: Red noses and allergies

Post by Nettle » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:15 am

As ever, it's 'some and some'. The red allergy reaction usually extends way beyond nose and upper lip, and is intensely irritating. Saliva turns skin red on some white-furred dogs. If it isn't annoying him, it's most likely to be a combination of that and getting his mouth wet on all the outdoor fun that can get a dog's mouth wet.

If he isn't bothered, you don't need to be. :)
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Shalista
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Re: Red noses and allergies

Post by Shalista » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:24 am

good to know! and it def doesnt bother him. hes very thin furred on some parts of his body so its possible that's just his normal skin color showing through.
Baxter (AKA Bax, Chuckles, Chuckster) Rat Terrier, born 01/16/13

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