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I am so sorry that Holly has these changes. I would encourage a veterinary exam and likely removal of these areas as they are a concern for mammary cancer. Even a spayed female can have this potential abnormality and studies have shown that aspiration or poking with a needle will not differentiate from benign mammary growths versus cancerous ones so any new grows that are associated with the mammary chain should be removed and pathology done to determine the level of concernThe discoloration is also a worry and the more quickly these are removed the less chance for spread but also ulceration and irritation from chewingI don't want to frighten you, if small and removed promptly these are often not a longterm concern even if cancerous but should be removed without hastePlease let me know how else I can assist you today
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