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Rottweiler with Vitiligo

Discussion in 'The Pet Post (Non Doberman)' started by Rits, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I thought this was interesting, wanted to share with others. Scroll down for info on Vitiligo.

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  2. Marinegeekswife

    Marinegeekswife Hot Topics Subscriber

    Interesting. I didn't know this was a problem dogs could have.
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  3. StarlightDobe

    StarlightDobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    wow ... do they eventually lose all color or does it stay patchy like that?
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  4. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I saw a case of an Akita with vitiligo and from 5 months to just 10 months the black saddle and face turned to all white. Here is a little more information with what happens with the fur: "Affected areas may re-pigment, remain unchanged or wax and wane. Usually the full extent of the depigmentation occurs within 3 to 6 months of the onset of the disease."
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  5. My Mateese

    My Mateese Notable member

    WOW that is sad, geez I didn't know that happened with dogs.
    Thank you for sharing the info. I have know 2 really really nice
    lapdog Rotts
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  6. omel13omel

    omel13omel Notable member

    From the moment I saw the picture I thought I am on the joke category of this forum,I thought it was painted white... :( It is so sad .....I didn't know that there is a type of disease like that on a rottie breed.Nice share..
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  7. swillia2

    swillia2 Hot Topics Subscriber

    Bless . Thanks for sharing this .

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Wow, I've never heard of it before either, so thank you for posting the info as well... It's still a cute dog though. :)
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  9. Michele

    Michele Jr Member

    Rits: good stuff! Thanks for sharing this!
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  10. d0ds0t

    d0ds0t Hot Topics Subscriber

    I've seen this on one doberman as well, once when I was at a showring. She was'n shown tho, but just visiting like me. I've also seen this on one cat, but eventually it got so bad that it was better to just let him go to sleep one last time. The skin became very sore and itchy :(
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  11. Rits

    Rits Admin Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yes that's what I thought, I still wanna wipe the slobber up and then give him a hug. lol

    :( Poor kitty, it really is a shame if it becomes bad. Although it can look neat...that's why it's highly recommended to not allow these guys to reproduce. I guess it can crop up anywhere.
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  12. My Mateese

    My Mateese Notable member

    Again thank you so much for the info, I really never knew about this.
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