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my 7yrs old dog has black spots in the iris of one eye around

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my 7yrs old dog has black spots in the iris of one eye around the pupil
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is this new or chronic?

Are the black spots changing size or shape?

Are more appearing?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
we noticed the first one a few months ago and i noticed a new one today. i dont think the original one has changed shape. he doesnt appear to be in any discomfort
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Does it look like this?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
similar but no spots in the whites of his eye and just 2 large spots
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Hi there,

While this may be - benign iris (pigment) melanosis - the picture I gave you above is cancer, iris melanoma.

It would be a good idea for you to have your vet examine the eye - especially if there are more spots you are noticing.

Again - this may be benign pigment change, but it is good to be proactive here, ruling out melanoma (cancer).
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