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I found this spot on my 8 year old boxer tonight. What is…

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I found this spot on my 8 year old boxer tonight. What is this? Red round spot on his snatch. He is eating and drinking with no issues. Just seems a little slow lately. Help.... please...
Very concerned in Sacramento, Ca
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Thank you for the photos. There's a considerable amount of erythema - reddening - around a black lobulated skin tumor which is worrisome for melanoma or another aggressive and hyperpigmented skin neoplasm. I would need to shave that area to get a better look at it and I encourage your having Stewie's vet do just that and then advise. I can't rule out an envenomation - flying insect, spider - that happened to occur where that neoplasm is present and that would be the best scenario of all.

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