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Are you able to wash the black spots away?
Some but they do not go completely away
If you are able to wipe them away, pigment alone would then be an unlikely cause as some dogs can have normal skin pigment changes over life.
But again - skin pigment can not be wiped away.
If you are able to do that, I worry more about a skin infection.
A bacterial skin infection or fungal skin infection would be the concern.
Your veterinarian can culture and perform cytology on the areas to determine the cause and prescribe either topical therapies, such as a shampoo.
Malaseb is a common shampoo option
Last August we moved from CA to FL were we have a lot more moisture
Moisture and heat can certain predispose to infection
every other day or so she breaks out in hives
At times, there can be an underlying allergic etiology, especially if this all happened after changing locations.
Scratching may also be seen.
yes it is
she rolls around a lot more than she used to
she also trys to clear her throat a lot
Antihistamines such as Benadryl (LINK HERE) can be considered, but I would still have your veterinarian examine the skin.
what is done for a skin fungal infection? I have never heard of such a thing.
Shampoo such as Malaseb
Is such a skin infection common?
Yes - it is
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