Why does my white dog look pink?

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White dog fur turns red due to staining.

The staining can occur on any color fur, but is most noticeable on white dogs.

The main cause of this reddish discoloring is thought to be prophyrin, a protein found in body fluids such as tears and saliva.

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Some Dogs have pink skin under their coat.

It is common in some animals like Dogs cats and pigs.

Some Dogs tend to get pigmentation.

This could be normal but sometimes hairloss and pigmentation can be a manifestation due to some health issue.

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Dogs are not completely color blind since they have a dichromatic color perception.

Unlike humans who have three different color sensitive cone cells in their retina (red, green and blue) dogs have only two (yellow and blue) [3,4].

This does not mean that dogs can't see green or red objects!

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Your dog's eyes may produce a discharge that can be clear and watery, or a mucous discharge, or even a purulent mucous discharge that can look yellowish or green.

Squinting or excessive blinking may also occur, and many dogs develop red, swollen eyelids.

The "White art" or sclera may become congested as well.

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White dog fur turns red due to staining.

The staining can occur on any color fur, but is most noticeable on white dogs.

The main cause of this reddish discoloring is thought to be prophyrin, a protein found in body fluids such as tears and saliva.

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White dog fur turns red due to staining.

The staining can occur on any color fur, but is most noticeable on white dogs.

The main cause of this reddish discoloring is thought to be prophyrin, a protein found in body fluids such as tears and saliva.

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Your dog's eyes may produce a discharge that can be clear and watery, or a mucous discharge, or even a purulent mucous discharge that can look yellowish or green.

Squinting or excessive blinking may also occur, and many dogs develop red, swollen eyelids.

The "White art" or sclera may become congested as well.

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The pink in both eyes and skin is not true pink, though.

The lack of melanin and pigmentation in a dog's skin puts these dogs at higher risk, not only for sunburn, but also for developing skin cancers.

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