Comments on Plastic Bowls Don’t Turn Dogs’ Noses Pink

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Diane   International

2/25/2015 9:15:34 PM

I too thought it must be silly. But in fact, it's

I first tried it out on my dog, Zorro, who had a black nose when I found him but ended up with a wide streak of pink up the middle. I switched to a stainless steel bowl and within a couple of months, his nose (after years with the pink) went back to

I've told several people with pink/white streaked nosed dogs and they had the same results. Perhaps it's a chemical reaction-- perhaps it's because the plastic is somehow more abrasive.

This of course is not going to change a nose that started out pink-- like a Brittany spaniel, etc.

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Allishia   Brampton, DC

2/16/2011 11:26:15 AM

Actually, plastic bowls are a cause of turning a dogs nose from pink to black. The bowl itself does not have to be pink, that is just silly. The dog may have "Contact Dermititis" basically, they may have an allergy to that certain plastic or the materials that are in it.

If your dogs nose has gone from black to pink it may just be because of the season change. My dogs nose goes pink during the winter and regains its pigmentation during the summer.

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Amy Jo   Fort Smith, AR

8/21/2009 7:01:43 AM

i am currently in the market for new lab pups and contacted the breeder of our family dog. I was addressed with the question of the pink or black nose, and look at dozer our families lab and his was black but has turned pink in spots, and he uses a plasic bowl so i believe it does make a difference. We are going to use a glazed ceramic and see if it helps

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Amy   Cobourg, ON

1/15/2009 1:48:49 PM

I also have heard this and I have a 4 yr old golden retreiver whose nose is now all pink and also uses plastic bowls. Why do you think her nose has turned pink then??? People do not believe me when they ask if she is purebred because her nose is now pink!! thanks


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matt   canton, OH

3/8/2008 8:12:26 AM

i've never heard of that and it sounds like they were pullin your leg

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