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Small hair patch left rear qtr is all of a sudden changing

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Small hair patch left rear qtr is all of a sudden changing from white to apricot!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 1 yr old and small jack russel/ snaz mix
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about russel?
Customer: all other signs seem normal ,the rear qtrs do seem slightly larger than right side, but hard to tell.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. The two main considerations for such a patch are a genetically programmed change in color and, more likely, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. In postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, skin (melanoderma) or hairs (melanotrichia) become hyperpigmented as a sequela to an underlying skin disease such as pyoderma (bacterial skin infection), demodicosis (mange mite), dermatophytosis (fungal infection), or hypersensitivity reaction such as might occur post-vaccination or envenomation by flying insect or spider. The apricot may continue to darken to brown or black.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you! For your answer, dispells a fear.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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

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