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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 8 months ago

Dog has brown spots around genital area?

I noticed my 7 year old Maltese has developed brown spots around his genital area, they don’t look raised or irritated, they kinda look like birth marks but they have not always been there. Is this something to be concerned about?

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    What are the brown spots on my dog's belly?

    Hyperpigmentation (Acanthosis Nigricans) in Dogs. Hyperpigmentation is a darkening and thickening of the skin seen in dogs. It is not a specific disease but a reaction of a dog's body to certain conditions. Hyperpigmentation appears as light-brown-to-black, velvety, rough areas of thickened, often hairless skin.

    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/www.merckvetmanual.... › dog-owners › skin-disorders-of-dogs › hy...

    Hyperpigmentation (Acanthosis Nigricans) in Dogs - Dog ...

    I know it says belly but dogs do have this happen all over them. Very common & nothing to worry about.

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