white spots on ears and white whiskers?

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white spots on ears and white whiskers?

Post by tom mitchel » Sun, 11 May 2003 11:01:58



My dog is Labrador/shepherd cross female, about 6 years old. During
the last few months I noticed that she developed what looked like
white spots on the ridge of her ears (outside and inside). On closer
inspection it turns out that her hair is changing there from her
pre*** brown colour to white. Also I now noticed that her
whiskers have turned completely white. I checked the ears for any
other changes, but she is neither sensitive to touch nor do I see any
infections or scabs. Other than white,  the hair is fine. She seems
healthy and is eating fine.
Has anybody else come across this development. It is ongoing,
affecting a slowly increasing part of her ears.
Could this be just natural aging or is indicative of any underlying
problem, deficiency in nutrients or oversupply of something?

Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Tom

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Thanks
Tom

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