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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has some black scales on s right side and back ,I

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My dog has some black scales on his right side and back ,I have never seen this on him before he's five yrs old and a maltese breed,can you give me info on this please
Submitted: 1 year ago via
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Cheryl, Can you upload a photo(s) of these black scales to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would very much like to know what this is
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

A photo hasn't uploaded, Cheryl.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you please give me a reply as to what you might think it is, I tried to upload pic
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm helpless without seeing the skin. Please contact***@******.*** who will help you. If this can't be done, Coby's vet will need to take a look. You don't want me to guess.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sent pic to your email
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. It should be forwarded to me within 24 hours. I'll respond as soon as it arrives.