Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sophie

Sophie she is doing much better, her itching has stopped. Her coat looks the best in a long time. She is still on a mild steroid and her new allergy medicine and special shampoo seem to have done the trick for now. She is full of energy and back to her old self.

Question for all you dog people out there. Do you think vitamin D has anything to do with the coloring in a dog's coat? When we lived in Germany Sophie coat went gray and almost all white. Since moving back her color has finally returned. It's the weirdest thing to me. I haven't research it or anything like that, just curious on anyone else experiencing this.




Look like two different dogs uh?

14 comments:

likeschocolate said...

I believe diet plays a huge roll in the coat of an animals fur. If you look at bears in alaska the same bear will have a different coat biased on it's diet. When it is eating berries and grown finds the coat is one color and when it it's salmon it is another color. I agree they look like two different dogs. I am glad Sophie is doing much better.

lytha said...

that is really interesting, how much she changed.

wish i could change my haircolor based on what i eat, hrmph!

~lytha

OHN said...

WOW. I know my pups coats changed texture when I put them on a no grain diet (and they poo less too---yippee ;) so I am betting it was/is diet related. But MAN that color change is drastic!

Ann said...

I don't know anything about dogs but that Sophie's coat changed so much is really interesting! Glad she's a happy girl in New York!

kks said...

Wow, that really is remarkable! I don't know of vit D,
but will check with the Vets this weekend....so glad she is feeling good!
How's bootcamp?! What I say to myself when I'm working out...(cause it never gets easy)...."I am not going to die!"
keep at it girl! You'll be pleased with the results!!
xoxo

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow! If I didn't know better I'd have thought it was two different pups. Sorry, I have no idea about Vitamin D but I'm glad Sophie is feeling better.
Happy Thaksgiving! jj

Suzy said...

WOW!

Lisa said...

Well all I know is that my skin sure has changed a lot since I moved to Norway and when I lived in Spain my hair was insanely curly! But the real question is, what should I eat to dye my hair naturally? ;)

Love your new header!

lisaroyhandbags said...

So interesting! That's a really drastic change! I don't know about vitamin D and dogs. I do know that my hair really seemed to change when I moved to Ireland (much drier and thinner it seems) so perhaps it's possible...?

I'm so glad to hear she is doing better!! :)

May said...

Sophie looks gorgeous with the grey spots!!! It does look like 2 different dogs!! Her coat looks much shinier now. Glad to know that she is much better..

Life with Kaishon said...

That is so interesting. Wow. I hope she feels much, much better! Sending you lots of love this Thanksgiving week!

Joyce said...

WOW that is amazing! Are you sure you did't dip her in a bin of flour?! xo

Sonya said...

My skin and hair has changed alot since moving to the The Netherlands. My nose hasn't been clear since we landed almost 4 years ago and my ears pop constantly. My hair had more natural curls back home and they are all gone now. My skin is all weirded out too..so Im guessing it cant be all that different for a dog either.
Im glad the color is back.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Marla said...

That is the strangest thing. No matter what color Miss Sophie is, she is absolute sweetness.