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I have discovered a black mole on my senior dog's head. It appears to be slow growing and there is no irritation. He is 17 years old and I am reluctant to have it surgically removed. Does this require anesthesia for removal? Thank you. *****
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 23 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

Jenn, can you upload a photo(s) of this "black mole" 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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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
Thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

Our messages may have crossed. This is what I posted above your last post: "Jenn, can you upload a photo(s) of this "black mole" 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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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
I am trying to upload the picture. Will be a few. Thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

No worries. I'll watch for your next post.

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
Did forward picture to your email. Was not able to load it on my reply. Sorry if it's blurry. Thank you Jennifer Debideen
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

I'll watch for it. If you sent it to customer service, it can take up to 24 hours to get to me, Jennifer.

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Customer reply replied 23 days ago
It's a small black shiny nodule
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 23 days ago

It's unlikely to represent anything dangerous but I'll know more after seeing the photo.

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