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My westie's belly has turned blackish. She is almost 12 yrs

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my westie's belly has turned blackish. She is almost 12 yrs old.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: My dog's belly has turned black in some spots after I feed her purina smartone food. so I changed her diet to freshpet - soft refrig food and soft bag food.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she itchy?

2- Has she had infections in this area?

3- Has she been seen by a vet for this problem?

4- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
She is sometimes itchy, she has had some dark spots in the past but recently her belly (nipples) become blackish. She has not been fixed. Also, she has not been to the vet in few years.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 8 months ago.

1- Any other symptoms besides the darkening of the skin?