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I found a bald spot on his front right leg. It's and appears…

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I found a bald...

I found a bald spot on his front right leg. It's white and appears scaly. I can I send your a photo?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Great Dane/English Mastiff

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the great dane's name and age?

Moose and he is 3 yrs 1 mo.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Yes, you can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

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

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have other dogs in my home. Could it be something contagious?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Give me a moment to take a look, please...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Is it pink as in the photo or is that an artifact?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't know you mean by artifact. It is pink.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The photo is an accurate representation.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It was taken minutes ago.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Thank you. You mentioned "white and scaly"; hence, my needing clarification. It appears to be an epidermal collarette which can indicate pyoderma (bacterial skin infection), dermatophytosis (ringworm fungus), or least commonly, autoimmune skin disease. Only ringworm would be contagious to you or your other pets. Moose's vet will want to fungal culture hairs from the periphery of this skin lesion and perform a cytology - microscopic exam of a small sample of the skin surface looking for abnormal numbers or either bacteria or yeast. Treatment, then, will be predicated upon findings in those diagnostics. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
There's a problem receiving your responses and I've had to reload the page a few times.No need to continue the conversation. You gave me sufficient information to follow up.Thank you Dr. Salkin.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

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