Further informationFreckled friends!
Did you know that humans aren't the only ones who can get freckles??
Have you ever given your dog a bath, or helped your neighbor to give his or her dog a bath, and noticed that when the dog was wet you could see a bunch of freckles on the dog's skin down under the furry coat??
The skin of an animal like a dog or cat will change color from being outside in the sun, just like yours! Mostly, dogs and cats have enough fur that the sun doesn't reach their skin a whole lot, but sometimes enough sun will peak through to give your dog a freckle or two!
Sources & links
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