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My dog's skin is turning dark and purple around her "lady

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My dog's skin is turning dark and purple around her "lady parts." Coincidentally, she is being treated for incontinence, and the treatment is not working. Could there be a connection? Should I worry about the discolored skin?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Based on your description, I suspect Tasha's skin in this area is becoming hyperpigmented. This isn't anything to worry about but just a sign that the skin has been chronically irritated (the skin reaction is similar to why we tan when sun rays are "irritating" our skin). So, it is just likely be due to her leaking urine and then licking the area. But again it is a color change but carries no health risk for her.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Tasha. How is everything going?
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