A Bernese Mountain Dog with Vitiligo, a Skin Disease that Causes Skin and Hair Pigmentation Loss
This is Fanny with vitiligo gene defect. Vitiligo is a skin disease that induces a lack of pigmentation in the skin and hair of dogs. Vitiligo occurs as melanocytes decline or are destroyed.
The majority of cases of vitiligo in dogs are inherited. Vitiligo is a harmless condition that causes the dog’s pigment to fade with time. Look at the beautiful coat he’s wearing.