How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5222
Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. John is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My westie's belly has turned blackish. She is almost 12 yrs

Customer Question

my westie's belly has turned blackish. She is almost 12 yrs old.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: My dog's belly has turned black in some spots after I feed her purina smartone food. so I changed her diet to freshpet - soft refrig food and soft bag food.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she itchy?

2- Has she had infections in this area?

3- Has she been seen by a vet for this problem?

4- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is sometimes itchy, she has had some dark spots in the past but recently her belly (nipples) become blackish. She has not been fixed. Also, she has not been to the vet in few years.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

1- Any other symptoms besides the darkening of the skin?