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Our second grey, Sanjay, had grayish skin when we got him. After about a year his skin started to become pinkish. :blink: His skin has recently turned back to gray again.

 

Does anyone have a grey like this? Is it the seasons? A new diet? More walks? Is that just the way he is? :dunno

 

Just wondering.

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Our new grey had pale, almost white skin when we got her, on her bald thigh areas and tummy. Now 6 months later those areas are darkish almost purple 6 months later. I am not sure if it has to do with change of diet, or if it is from laying in the sun (she is not allowed out for all that long but she does like to lie out in the yard). It's not dirt because she had a bath. :lol I would be curious to see in anyone does have any comments about skin color changes.

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phene's skin colour changes from light to dark purple-eggplantish every summer. i think it's fairly common.

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Sanjay is a :bow SUN WORSHIPPER :bow2 lately. He loves to bask in it. Maybe it's that? Just sunburned/tanned skin?

If that's what it's from I'd be careful...wouldn't let him get too much sun. They can get skin cancer just like us.

 

As I plan on laying out this weekend. I know....I know.... :ph34r

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Sahara's skin went from light-pink to greyish-purple this summer, too. I was going to ask on here about it, so I'm glad someone else brought it up.

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Yep, my red fawn girlie does it too, in fact she started in late March. Nowhere near summer. :wacko: My dark brindle boy does not do it at all, but he's pretty hirsute so it doesn't matter much anyway.

 

Wish I could do it - just darken up the skin for the summer, no risks or weird-colored lotions...

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Thanks for posting the question iggalicious. Our Doodles' skin is darker, kind of eggplanty as others have described, under her fur on her legs and tummy. Glad to hear it sounds fairy normal. Doodles is a red fawn ... I wonder if there is a connection.

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Peanut has a purply brown heiney. She's from Florida and spent a lot of time in the sun. But, greyhound's skin is pretty thin and somewhat see through. My vet and I discussed this the other day and she said what you can see is the muscle under the skin. It is the colour of a raw chicken thighs. :lol

She also suggested limitting the amount they spend laying in the sun or using sun screen.

One of the kids at my Child Care uses coconut oil as a sun screen. It provides a limitted amount of protection without chemicals. It's available in ethnic food sections it's edible. I have no idea idf dogs can eat coconut, but if they can it would be a safe alternative to commercial products.

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I was so happy to read this post as I was going to start one on the same subject. My pup's brother is getting "eggplant"- colored skin and his owner and I were worried about him getting ill. Ah e even made a vet appointment to get it checked out.

 

I am so happy to have found this forum. There is such a wealth of information without the cattiness of some other dog breeds forums.

 

Thank You each and every person who make this a great site to be a part of.

 

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I think child sunscreen is safe for dogs, there is a spray kind that works well. (Dirty dog + dog hair + rub in white sunscreen = EEEEWWWW!)

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My foster boy Blitz has a dark tummy and inner thighs also. I'm glad other greys have it. I was wondering, because I never saw that before.

 

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phene's skin colour changes from light to dark purple-eggplantish every summer. i think it's fairly common.

 

 

So does Kieran's! She likes to lie in the sun - I don't let her stay too long, but it doesn't seem to take very much exposure for her tummy to get dark in the summer!

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Thanks for posting the question iggalicious. Our Doodles' skin is darker, kind of eggplanty as others have described, under her fur on her legs and tummy. Glad to hear it sounds fairy normal. Doodles is a red fawn ... I wonder if there is a connection.

 

Sanjay is a red fawn too. Maybe with some dogs it's just genetics.

 

Peanut has a purply brown heiney. She's from Florida and spent a lot of time in the sun. But, greyhound's skin is pretty thin and somewhat see through. My vet and I discussed this the other day and she said what you can see is the muscle under the skin. It is the colour of a raw chicken thighs. :lol

She also suggested limitting the amount they spend laying in the sun or using sun screen.

One of the kids at my Child Care uses coconut oil as a sun screen. It provides a limitted amount of protection without chemicals. It's available in ethnic food sections it's edible. I have no idea idf dogs can eat coconut, but if they can it would be a safe alternative to commercial products.

 

Coconut Oil sounds like a good idea. Maybe I'll start using that for sunscreen.

 

 

Thanks! :colgate

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I think some of it depends on the dog's color. I don't think I've ever seen a black greyhound with purple-ish skin, unless it was from a bruise. The black greys seem to have lily white or pink skin. But I have seen fawns & brindles with the purple-ish skin. I think it's kind of funny how the skin seems to not match the color of fur for any of them!

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There is such a wealth of information without the cattiness of some other dog breeds forums.

Meow. :lol

 

ETA: Thanks everyone I am glad to know also that my Molly's color change is completely normal.

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Guest Dinabird

I used to live in Hawaii - coconut oil is definately NOT a good sunscreen! sorry but I think that is a myth. I would check with a vet before relying on it

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