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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a 11 yr old male Cairn Terrier in good health

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I have a 11 yr old male Cairn Terrier in good health according to his last senior physical. About 6 months ago he began to lose the black color in his bot***** *****p and I noticed his lip and gum tissue is red and inflamed. He eats a high quality dog food, carrots and green beans as snacks and doesn't get bones, rawhides or other types of chews. I was thinking it might be an allergy, or an autoimmune issue. Before I try to self-treat I wanted your thoughts. Thanks
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 days ago.

Can you upload a photo(s) of this area to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. You're correct to consider autoimmune skin disease - in particular, discoid lupus erythematosus.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 days ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Dutch. How is everything going?

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