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I have a ***** ***** who is 2 and her pads on her feet are black with some pink also showing is that normal they aren't swollen or cracked and they don't bother her is that normal

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Should I be worried about it or no
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

As long as you're not seeing hyperkeratosis (excess keratin - a structural protein in skin), crusting, inflammation and pain associated with the pink, you're seeing a normal pigmentation pattern.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Did u send my response yet
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

(Repost) As long as you're not seeing hyperkeratosis (excess keratin - a structural protein in skin), crusting, inflammation and pain associated with the pink, you're seeing a normal pigmentation pattern. Those changes are consistent with autoimmune skin disease (pemphigus complex). Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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