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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Would like to further discuss my cat, Gracie's skin

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Would like to further discuss my cat, Gracie's skin condition with you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Without being able to see Gracie's skin I'm quite handicapped. I need you to answer the questions I posed as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How can I send a picture? Yes, my vet did a fungal culture but I've been using an anti fungal. She suggested if no improvement in 2 weeks, that we do a biopsy. My concern that I didn't ask is, could this be a malignancy? I'm very upset and would just like to take that off the table.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do have a pic but it doesn't show much. They are about nickel size, not red but crusty
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

If you don't see the paperclip icon, you'll need to use an external app such as or***@******.*** will help you upload the pic. What was the result of the fungal culture? Fungus shouldn't be an important consideration in a purely indoor cat. Yes, especially at 12 years of age, skin cancer needs to be considered - lymphoma and squamous cell carcinoma (Bowen's disease), mainly.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it possible to use chat now?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue. Please stay in this conversation if you wish.

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