Alaskan Malamute Question

Our 2 year old Malamute/German Shepherd mix has suddenly started losing the pigment in his hair...


Our 2 year old Malamute/German Shepherd mix has suddenly started losing the pigment in his hair and muzzle. He had a primarily black face and black upper body, but now is getting flecks of light hair all over his head and even down his back. He had a small pink stripe on his nose, which we know is normal, but now it's turned pink on the outside of his nostrils as well and down on his upper lip, on which the hair has turned white. We know dogs coats can change as they age, but this has happened over about two months. He looks totally different! Any thoughts? Thanks!!

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 9/7/2011 10:56:30 AM
There is a medical condition that causes that, maybe it is lupus. I would definitely get your dog checked by the vet ASAP! It is not a normal coat color change.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 9/7/2011 11:28:12 AM
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When he first started having some pigment changes on his nose/lip, his paw pads were also peeling. She checked him over and gave us some spray for his feet, but she hasn't seen him since the changes in color. Thanks...we will pursue!
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/7/2011 11:56:10 AM