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My dog has a strange spot on his underside. It's a swollen

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My dog has a strange spot on his underside. It's a swollen spot with little purpleish specks. Can I send you a picture?
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Yes, Renee, please do. You can upload photo(s) by using the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
See attached pics
Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Thank you! Give me a moment to take a look at them, please...

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I regret that only IMG_0407.JPG is in focus and it only reveals a dark area through which hair is growing. I suspect that it represents an epidermal collarette - a roughly circular skin lesion indicative of bacterial skin infection (Staphylococcal, usually). Can this "dark" be scrubbed away?

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Thank you. One moment, please...

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

0411 and 0412 shows a very well demarcated lesion...it looks like an ear coming up from the skin...the other views show a heavily pigmented skin lesion suggestive of a pigmented epidermal collarette, melanocytoma or melanoma. The hair around this needs to be clipped away to see the true extent of it. I'm sorry I can't be more specific for you. I'll opt out which will give other experts the opportunity to take a look at the photos and give their opinions.

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