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His scrotum and the skin at the opening of his penis have…

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His scrotum and the skin at the opening of his penis have gotten black over the past few months. Also he has little b÷ebee like growths on various parts of his body

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?

Benny and he is 7 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Benny?

He has seizures on rare occasions. He os a standard poodle

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1/23/2018
Dr. John
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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I AM NOT SET UP TO MAKE PHONE CALLS, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ONLINE. THE WEBSITE SENDS THE REQUESTS; NOT MYSELF. In order to give an informative and concise answer, it may take a few minutes before I respond back to you, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear back immediately. If you have not responded back in 10 minutes, it may be a longer before I can get back to you. I do have a couple more questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.

Is he licking or chewing at these areas?

Any problems with urination?

Is it possible for you to take a picture of those areas and post them or attach them to your next message?

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Thanks for the pictures. Is the skin around the opening of the prepuce darker color, or is it the hair? It is difficult to tell from the picture.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No his hair is white

Thanks for the information. From what I can see, especially on the scrotum, he is just experiencing changes in skin pigment, which is common as a dog ages. It is not typically a concern. If the area looks like it is developing a mass or if there are sores or redness on the area; then I would be more concerned. Sometimes dark skin pigment can develop due to hypothyroidism, so it may be a good idea to have a full thyroid panel ran if one hasn't been done recently. Watch his urine carefully. If it truly has an orangish color, then that could be a concern for certain types of anemia or excessive muscle breakdown. If is is orangish, I would have your vet check it out. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you so much

You are very welcome. Let me know if you have any other concerns.

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