Grey fur

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Forlorn

Boxer Booster
Farah doesn't have any health problems (to my knowledge) She's just too young and energetic to be sporting some grey hairs already. foolicon Glad to know that it's not uncommon though! And I guess our babies are cute regardless. :D
 

Tuff Love

Boxer Insane
Tuff started to gray in the muzzle around 4 I think. Maybe they're just a breed that grays early? My mom's chocolate lab is 9 and doesn't have 1 gray hair on him :)
 

Cami

Boxer Insane
We lost Cami just shy of 7 years of age. She had just started to sport a couple of gray hairs in the black part of her muzzle.
 

LILYLARUE

Boxer Insane
Lily was 2 and I took her to a new vet because old vet refused tests I requested. The new vet took one look at her and said "we need to run a full thyroid panel on her". I asked why, since that was the very test my old vet refused my request......new vet said "she has a greying muzzle already, darkening of the saddle area and seems "puffy". Test came back she was hypothyroid. Once on the meds, her muzzle regained most of her coloring back.

May be just a small indicator of thyroid issues, but having a full panel done now will do two things: 1. see if her levels are low, due to aging. 2. if numbers are "normal", this will give you a baseline for the future - establishing what HER "normal" level is at the present.
 

Tuff Love

Boxer Insane
^ That is really interesting! I'm going to tuck that away for the future, thanks!

And thank you Gunther :) I still miss him terribly every day.
 

mefunkymxw

Boxer Pal
from a distance my presley's muzzle looks gray, but up close its really primarily black with some white in it. he is only 2 right now, but look much much older in the face.
 

TysonCheeto

Completely Boxer Crazy
Lily was 2 and I took her to a new vet because old vet refused tests I requested. The new vet took one look at her and said "we need to run a full thyroid panel on her". I asked why, since that was the very test my old vet refused my request.....

Maybe I just need to grow up, but that type of thing sets me off. I'm afraid I'd have to make a copy of the results, with a little "note" of my own attached and send it to the previous vet. I know people are human, but for whatever reason I get so aggravated, when I get made to feel like an idiot and it ends up I was right, been there with my human kids many times, and unfortunately with Tysons situation. I know it's not the right way to be, but that's one area I always end up regretting how I handle it lol.
 
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