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Black on my dogs gums?

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black on my dogs gums?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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I believe that you're referring to lentigo - an asymptomatic condition characterized by one (lentigo) or more (lentigines) flat macules(s) or patch(es) of black. It's common in dogs with highest incidences reported in middle-aged to older dogs. It often appears in certain breeds (Chow, e.g.) as a normal occurrence.

Can you upload a photo representative gums to our conversation? You can do so with the paperclip icon above your message box (if that icon is visible) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
please just give me a solution
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

No medical treatment is known. The prognosis is good as lentigines are benign changes and a cosmetic problem only. The only differential is melanoma but such an aggressive cancer is painful and causes significant inflammation and raised lesions.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
thank you for your help
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at your convenience.

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