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My dog is starting to get a discoloring on the top of her nose. Almost like vitiligo. I noticed over time her dark colored jowls have turned pink in two areas and now it appears her nose is doing the same. What is it?

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My dog is starting to get a discoloring on the top of her nose. Almost like vitiligo. I noticed over time her dark colored jowls have turned pink in two areas and now it appears her nose is doing the same. What is it?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

She’s not hurt

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is your dog's name and age?

She’s 4

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Penny

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3/16/2018
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Can you upload a photo(s) of Penny's nose to our conversation? 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/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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Her nose hasn't changed but where the nose meets the bridge of her snout I can see minor inflammation and alopecia. This can be traumatic or infectious (nasal pyoderma/bacterial skin infection; yeast/Malassezia;dermatophyte/ringworm fungus) in origin. The lesion is too small for me to be more specific for you. Penny's vet can perform a cytology (microscopic exam of a small sample of affected skin surface looking for abnormal numbers of bacteria and yeast) and perform a fungal culture but I would avoid the expense at this time and treat the area with a combination antibiotic/antiyeast/antifungal/antiinflammatory ointment such as Otomax which would need to be prescribed by Penny's vet. There's no evidence of vitiligo or nasal depigmentation in the form of Dudley nose or snow nose. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Thank you very much for the information. I will make an appointment with her vet tomorrow!

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