Caring For An Albino Dog

James Glover
by James Glover
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QuestionI've just acquired a 6-week old albino boxer. Do albino boxers (or any albino dog) require any special care? I have an albino friend (human) and I know she must be ultra careful with her skin, her eyes, etc. And I wonder if any of this applies to dogs too. (Ricardo Lopez - Mexico)

Answer

Are you sure that your new dog really is an albino and not just a white-haired boxer? If you are, then albino animals require all of the precautions that humans do. Make sure that she is protected from extreme sunlight - both for her eyes and her skin. I would suggest visiting a vet to enquire about the best course of action.

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