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09-05-2009 06:53 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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What would cause the hair around a dogs mouth to turn red? Almost a metallic red. It will not wash off either. He is eleven years old now and I've noticed this the last couple weeks. He acts just like he always does so I'm pretty certain he is just fine. Thanks everyone.

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09-05-2009 07:20 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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Maybe he finally got round to getting his 'red wings'

sorry, I had to

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09-05-2009 08:00 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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Haha.

By the way, I am 100% sure he is not eating anything except his food, or chewing on anything that could do this. He is 11 years old so he spends 99% of his time asleep.

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09-05-2009 08:37 PM  8 years agoPost 4
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My wifes poodle did that also nothing to worry about it will go away in time. We did put him on bottled water for a while and it started to clear up it was something in the water. Kinda looked like he was rusting out

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09-05-2009 09:56 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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I've noticed our water at the house has had an odd taste to it lately. Maybe that's why. I figured the city was just doing something with the water supply.

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09-05-2009 10:09 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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Dog is getting old

I have no knowledge on this subject just repeating what a breeder/groomer told me.

It is probably what groomers refer to as "tear stains" around the eyes and mouth. As a dog gets older, less active and the immune system gets weaker.

It could be a low grade bacteria like a red yeast infection. If it is a chick look at her privates and see if it looks the same. I know in show dogs they clear this up with simple antibiotics. Just taking a stab at this.

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09-05-2009 10:16 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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It is probably what groomers refer to as "tear stains" around the eyes and mouth. As a dog gets older, less active and the immune system gets weaker
I disagre with your groomer is saying. Our dog was 3 when he went red around the mouth and eyes and he is 10 now and does not have it anymore. They changed something in our water that caused his to go red and when it went back to the original way it was treated his red went away. also went away when we put him on bottled water. Our water had a funky smell to it also when he went red. Poodles do have a tendency to have the tear stains but to discolor the fur as bad as it was was a chemical imbalance.

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09-05-2009 10:39 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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re-read the whole thing

Take a second and read the third paragraph, your dog might have had had a yeast infection... or low grade infection, you said the water smelled funny...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tear+stains+in+dogs

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09-06-2009 01:34 AM  8 years agoPost 9
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Your words exactly
I have no knowledge on this subject
That sums it up for me so I am not going to waste my time arguing with someone with no experience on said subject. I do have a lot of experience with this condition on dogs. We have been to the vet for it. I am done posting on this thread. As for the OP take it for what it is worth. Personlly I wouldnt worry about it sounds like the same thing my dog went through.

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09-06-2009 01:48 AM  8 years agoPost 10
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My dog doesn't have any tear stains. He seems to act fine so I'm sure he's healthy. I'll just keep an eye on him for a while.

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09-06-2009 03:56 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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Keep an eye on it ?
And do what, wait till it dies.

Take your dog to the vet and dont be a cheap skate at the dogs expense.
Your Dog has a medical condition, see to it.

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09-06-2009 04:09 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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Try a lower protein dog food.

I heard that sometimes high protein dog foods can do this. Switch to a veggie based dog food and see what happens.

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09-06-2009 04:25 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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Try a vet instead.
Its not a Car, shadetree tips for veternary needs is folly.
Not much pisses me off more than people who let it get to the point the animal is visibly ill or in distress before they take it to the vet. It just patent cruelty.

If it is nothing to be concered about then it'll cost you stuff all that the vet to solve it.
Ignore the handy kitchen tips and take the animal to the Vet before it gets ill and then is distressed and possibly in pain.

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09-06-2009 05:47 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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FYI before you all jump on my case about it, I had a vet look at him today. He said its nothing and not to worry about it.

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09-06-2009 09:50 AM  8 years agoPost 15
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Well if you had said orange I would say that he is sneaking into the Cheetos bag

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09-06-2009 11:31 AM  8 years agoPost 16
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I can not believe the ignorance of some of the posts here. mx400 glad to see the vet same the same as me it is very commen in a lot of dogs and can be caused by a change in the chemicals they treat water with. As I said before been there done that and had the same concerns.

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09-07-2009 06:49 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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I've got 2 mini-schnauzers and they are groomed to have beards and skirts so the hair around their muzzles is pretty long. Typically they are silver hair dogs but over the past few years as they got older the beards turned sorta red like you described. I figure its the nose to the ground all the time thing. They pickup all kinds of BS in the front yard when they go outside because they drag their nose along the ground looking for a spot to poop or look for the food dish. We keep them clean and their beards stay somewhat red. Healthy dogs.

Just my experience.

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09-09-2009 01:21 AM  8 years agoPost 18
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as said above, its probably just iron content in the water in his bowl. Our dogs also have a redish like hair around there necks becuase their collars paint is rubbing off

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09-20-2009 12:51 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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mx here is a pic of the wifes dog when he was rusting out lol

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09-20-2009 02:31 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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That's extreme compared to my pup. I would have been a lot more concerned if he looked like that. Thanks for the pic though. Same color.

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