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Old 07-03-2013, 10:40 AM
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Arrow Plastic Dish Dermatitis = alteration of Pigment

Plastic dish dermatitis occurs when the plastic chemical p-benzylhydroquinone inhibits melanin synthesis, altering a dog’s nose and lip colour. In addition to losing pigment, skin damaged by plastic can become irritated or inflamed.

This is a localised form of depigmentation that affects noses and lips. It is caused by drinking and eating out of plastic and rubber dishes that contain the said chemical - this chemical is absorbed through the skin - Simple solution is to change to glass, ceramic or stainless steel bowls.

Why plastic bowls are still on the market is beyond me!

Of course there are dogs born with a genetic fault and have pale to pink noses (patched sometimes) from the off but for those that have good black pigment, protect from fading by changing the bowls if you already have not done so.
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Mine refuse to eat from plastic bowls and its also been said, that plastic bowls can cause tear staining too. I use shallow stainless steel bowls and a ceramic water bowl..
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I don't use plastic bowls any more thank goodness... what about us humans though, i wonder what damage we are doing, how many of us drink from plastic cups? Especially kids..... xx
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Only use ceramic bowls, I'm pleased to say
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:19 PM
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You have a point there Rachel because lots of kiddies party cups are plastic
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I have plastic bowls in the car for when we are out and about, didn't know about this. Will change them for steel ones tomorrow thank you xxxx
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:25 PM
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Yes you must hun - they are far from good and they will also have hairline cracks eventually from everyday use which harbour bacteria .......... they are no good at all
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Thought I would bring this back up for new members and for those who did not see this initially x
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Interesting reading thankyou I've just bought some ceramic dishes for the new puppy when I get him I wonder if the same applies to my bunnys ? I use little round plastic dishes for them would it have the same effect x
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Interesting reading thankyou I've just bought some ceramic dishes for the new puppy when I get him I wonder if the same applies to my bunnys ? I use little round plastic dishes for them would it have the same effect x
Think Bacteria in scratched plastic bowls hun ......... I would change
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