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.black around the nipples JA: Is the dog eating normally? Customer: Oh yeah lol JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing? Customer: Nope JA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is the dog behaving differently? Customer: No not at all JA: What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Kodo and 8 just wanna know if I should be concerned b4 i even go to a vet JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kodo? Customer: Can u just give me an answer
Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about Kodo. Can you post a picture of these nipples with the black around them? How long have they been like this? Is it all of them?
More than likely the pigmentation there isn't anything overly worrisome. I would be more alarmed if they were swollen, having discharge from the nipples, if they were painful, or there was a mass in them on palpation. They can sometimes just get pigmentation to them as they get older from that tissue wearing on surfaces as they are laying down on them. The fact that it has been progressive over that time frame and multiple nipples are involved doesn't again seem overly worrisome.
Could he be having some muscle spasms? Could he be having some cramping? What you could do is video what you're seeing and then have your rDVM watch what you're viewing to see if it might be something more.
I will. I hope your day goes well too!