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My westie is 17 months old, male, s nose has turned a pink

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my westie is 17 months old, male , his nose has turned a gray pink in the last few months, what could be the problem.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Clifford, there are quite a few causes of nasal depigmentation including contact dermatitis, autoimmune skin diseases such as the pemphigus complex and discoid lupus erythematosus, and vitiligo. Take a close look at the depigmented areas and see if the normal cobble stone appearance of the nose has been lost; that would suggest autoimmune skin disease.

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