CAN AN ANIMAL’S FUR CHANGE COLOUR?
The truth is, it’s very common for an animal’s coat to darken or lighten over time. Certainly, older dogs develop grey fur and will often have a lighter muzzle and new strands of grey all over their coat. On top of this, their fur may have less pigment in general, making for an all-around ‘dulling’ of the coat. Younger dogs can also develop lighter coats, a change that typically happens in the summer due to sun exposure.
For some, their coat changes in one specific region only, perhaps around scar tissue or where the fur was clipped away. This is especially true for cats such as the Siamese. Finally, brown-stained fur on the paws for example can indicate excessive licking and should be examined by a vet.