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My 4 yr old german shepherd seems to be bruised or darkened…

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My 4 yr old german shepherd seems to be bruised or darkened in color on half of his underside. his right rear leg up to his hip area is dark colored but he does not seem to be in pain. his leg and nipple are slightly swollen

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the Shepherd's name?

Oz

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Oz?

He licks the hip area but again he doesn't seem to hurt

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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How long has he had this discoloration

Is it black or purple?

Has he had any itchiness or skin irritation in this area?

To allow me to assess this for Oz, can you post a photo? To post it, you can use the paper clip button on the tool bar above the text box (last icon). Or if you cannot see that, then post it on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr Instagram, etc) & paste the link here for me.

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