Hello, I have a white Pitt bull terrier named Flex who suddenly has a…

Hello, I have a white Pitt bull terrier named Flex who suddenly has a very red nose and ear over the weekend. What could be the cause of his skin turning red? Thank you, – Kelly

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Kelly, Thanks for your question. Did you know that animals get sun burns? If your dog was outside in the sun over the weekend (it was a very beautiful and sunny weekend here) and it is a white dog there is a chance that the skin might be sun burnt. A sunburn causes the skin to turn red, thicken, and can peel just like when we get a sun burn. The best way to treat this is to avoid sun over exposure in the future. I see this most commonly in white dogs. On dogs and cats it is… Read more »