Why Does Your Dog's Muzzle Go Grey?

It breaks our hearts to watch our beloved dog grow older


On of the first signs we notice that our dog is growing older is the grey hairs on the muzzle.

Why So why does a dog's muzzle go gray? Just like in humans, the pigment melanin is produces in the hair root cells. As we age the root cells cease to produce the melanin and the hair the root cell produces no longer has color but is a gray hair.

The more hair root cells that stop producing melanin -- the grayer the muzzle will become.

Since gray hairs show up more readily on a dogs with dark coats -- often they look older than they actually are. With lighter colored dogs the gray hairs are not as apparent

The most important thing to remember is - the aging process differs in each and every dog.

A tip to improve the quality of life for our dogs is to always provide a quality supportive dog bed. An orthopedic memory foam dog bed is perfect for senior dogs since just like us humans, dogs can suffer from arthritis, joint issues, and sore muscles. An estimated 10 million dogs in the United States have been diagnosed with arthritis, and 31 percent of dog owners say that bone and joint problems are an issue for their pets. Choosing an memory foam dog bed can help relieve the pain and tenderness.

Don't forget our younger Buddys too, a qualitiy memory foam dog bed provides excellent preventative care. A supportive orthopedic dog bed can assist in the aging process of the joints.

Buddy Beds strives to construct the premier quality dog bed on the market for our senior dogs.