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Black spot on his by his butthole area. Nash he is 7. He…

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Black spot on his...

Black spot on his butt by his butthole area

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

Nash he is 7

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

He licks and chews at that area all the time

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Can you upload a photo(s) of this black spot 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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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

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

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

This represents benign pigmentation. It would be considered a lentigo. More than one are called lentigines and they're asymptomatic, common in middle-aged to older dogs, and a cosmetic problem only. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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