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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Coat Stains in nursing (Papillon) Puppies

Some Papillons, and other, mostly white coated puppies develop heavy red/brown stained facial hair while nursing.
As the puppy grows older, the facial wetness from nursing will cease, and the hair will gradually whiten on its own.
This is the same issue as the tear stain development in  many of Papillons and other small Toy Breeds.
Constant wet fur /hair , as in tears, milk from lactating mom,  breeds bacteria and what you see is the red yeast responsible for the red/ brown coloration under the eyes, or in this case face and front paws.


See also:
http://www.roadsend-papillons-phalenes.com/2012/01/tear-staining-in-papillons-and-other.html
http://www.roadsend-papillons-phalenes.com/2010/09/you-ask-tear-stains-in-papillons.html







1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this topic, I am border collie breeder in Australia and for the very first time have encountered this with my puppies! I assumed it was bacteria and now it's confirmed : )

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