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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
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Our Westie - 14months old has developed a black under the

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Our Westie bitch - 14months old has developed a black mark under the fur of her tail. It appears to be increasing in size. It appears to be of no irritation to her.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: What is it ? Do I need to worry ?
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt? It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.
Customer: The dog does not appear to be disturbed by it in any way. Is this a problem that you have met before in Westies ?
JA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: Nothing except black marking beneath the fur on the dogs tail
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your worry with your Westie! Can you tell me does the black spot appear raised? Is there any way to take a photo of the area? Does your dog lick the skin there?