Dogs across a city in Russia are mysteriously turning pink and blue...

But, what could be causing it?


Well, it seems there is an explanation. Keep scrolling to find out...

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These adorable creatures are basically the best things on earth. If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, a dog is guaranteed to make you feel better.

They are truly man's best pals.

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

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In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...

How utterly amazing (and adorable) our four-legged friends are.

But sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped.

They're left to fend for themselves.

There's no one to love or look after them.

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And as a result, anything can happen to them...

Like the packs of dogs in eastern Russia who have been spotted turning blue and pink.

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The mysterious color changing has occurred in and around the town of Dzerzhinsk.

Where dogs have been spotted walking round with pretty bright pink and blue fur.


And surprisingly, it's sparked a lot of adoption requests...

So, how and importantly - why - is this happening?

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Well, this mystery has occurred near to the abandoned Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo chemical plant.

This plant formerly manufactured highly toxic hydrocyanic acid.

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And hydrocyanic acid is the one of the core ingredients in a once commonly used "Prussian blue" dye.

So, as per the New York Post, experts believe this could explain why dogs are turning blue.

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Which according to vets, also includes their faeces.

Fortunately, despite the blue color the dogs now sport, they don't appear to have been harmed physically by it.

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Examiners from the Lobachevsky Research Institute of Chemistry at Nizhny Novgorod State University, as well as the Committee for State Veterinary Surveillance, found "no signs of irritating chemical burns," while results from the blood and stool tests did not reveal significant toxicity.

The blue dogs will reportedly be observed for twenty days.

There are calls for an investigation of a chemical dump to take place in another area of Dzerzhinsk.

This comes after 300,000 tons of toxic waste were unloaded there after the Cold War.

The pink dogs have not yet been specifically addressed.


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