My Blue Merle Aussie Puppy Has a Reddish Tinge on the White Parts of Its Paws and Snout. Is This Normal?


My blue merle Aussie puppy has a reddish tinge on the white parts of its paws and snout. Is this normal?

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by: Anonymous

It is hard to tell since the picture is so blurry. He looks fairly young so it could just be the skin showing through the hair and will fade out as he grows and the fur gets longer.

Dogs will also get red tinges in their paws from licking, this is normal since it is just the protein in their saliva dying the hair reddish so it could also be that your puppy is licking his mouth a lot if it is in his muzzle. One thing that worries me is the tearing I see in his eyes since this is not normal for the breed. My Mini Aussie had some tearing when I first got him and the vet said he was lacking on a mineral (couldn't tell which one, his gums were also a bit pale). A change to his diet fixed it within the week.

Again, it is hard to tell from the picture but if the tint is enough to worry you then I suggest you talk to your vet about it, maybe ask the puppy's breeder as well to see if they have any insight.

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