Guest Grapehound Posted September 8, 2008 Share Posted September 8, 2008 (edited) Last night I was looking at Raisin and noticed that she is getting some spots on her nose. They aren't as pink as they are pale brown. They really seemed to appear almost overnight. I've seen pink-nosed dogs before, but it doesn't look like that pattern. It's kind of scattered dots, worse just above her lip then tapers off between her nostrils and only a little on the top of the nose. It is not bloody, oozy, or swollen looking. Here's a (not great) picture.... I think the picture makes it almost look worse than it is. My two theories: 1) I bought her a "slow-down" food bowl about 2 weeks ago which is plastic. Prior to this, she always ate out of ceramic bowls. 2) Earlier this summer, her annual blood tests showed an elevated alkaline phosphatase level. It was a little lower the second time she was tested, so since she has no symptoms or other issues, we were taking a wait and see approach and were going to remeasure again the end of this month. I don't know if anything that can affect that test can affect nose color. Should I take her to the vet? If it is the plastic in the bowl, does the color return once you stop using the plastic bowl? The "slow down" ridges in the bowl were helping quite a bit. Does anyone know if they make these type of bowls in anything but plastic? I appreciate any thoughts!! edited to fix picture link Edited September 8, 2008 by Grapehound Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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