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My yorkie poo has black spots on her tummy and close to her

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My yorkie poo has black spots on her tummy and close to her private area popping up. She probably has about 8 spots, all varying in different sizes. Do you know what this could be?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

Is she licking or scratching at the area?

Are they raised on the skin?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No, she's not licking the area where most of them are. She has a couple spots on her back leg and licks that area. That's like a "hot spot where she lost some hair." She lost quite a bit of hair about 8 mo. ago due to a skin allergy to the shampoo I was using. I switched to a medicated shampoo and the hair grew back. The spots are not raised.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
If everything else is normal - and there is no discharge, texture, or other abnomality, this is likely a benign, normal, change in pigment than can occur over time (melanin change) and is unlikley to be of any concern at all in a young dog with no other signs of illness.
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian
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