Video: Boy With Vitiligo Meets Dog With the Similar Skin

Vitiligo is a rare, yet harmless, skin disease which causes lack of pigment in patches of skin.

Carter Blanchard has the condition, which made him embarrassed of going to school. This all changed when he and his mom flew across the country to meet Rowdy, a dog with vitiligo in the same areas as Carter.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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