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Unread 10-29-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation Discoloured fur on paws and around mouth

Hello

Our 8 year old West Highland White has recently developed a reddy brown staining of his fur around his mouth and on his paws.
Can anyone offer advice as to the cause and a possible cure?
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Unread 10-29-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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Welcome rupert.........
Sorry I don't have any experience with that but there are many people that show their dogs on here so I'm sure help will be along shortly....
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Rupert - welcome to the forum.

It is ipossible that it is allergies. He may be chewing his paws and you haven't noticed him chewing. Have you changed his food recently or bedding, shampoo, moved house?

Ask yourself if anything has changed - if it has, change it back if you are able to. If not, take him to the vet as he may give him something to releive the itching.

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Unread 10-29-2006, 04:30 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome Rupert Hope you enjoy the forum.

When you say discoloured to you mean staining? I know soem white dogs like the WHWT and Bichons and Poodles who have this is it just discoloured. Is there any itch, or any other signs?
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I've seen that on white dogs, but it didn't think much of it. I have no idea, hopefully it's nothing to worry about.
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Malamutes can get that on the back of their legs when they get older. I don't know what causes it but I know it happens and nothing to worry about.
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Hi it might just be discolouration or if hes nibbling a lot it could be a mite. get ome Hibbiscrub and bathe his feet in it wont do any harm.
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Dumb question-are you by any chance giving him those rawhide chews that are "basted in beef" and look really red? Because that red stuff makes a mess sometimes.
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I've recently read that rust colored stains can be from frequent licking due to allergies. A couple of other posters have already mentioned this possibility.

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My long hair white terrier mix, Sophie had that problem. When we first moved into our new house she went through a bit of seperation anxiety and would obsessivly lick her paws. That would cause her paws and the fur around her mouth to turn brownish red. Once she got used to the new house and quit licking, the stain went away.
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