Should my puppy see a dermatologist?
April 13, 2007 11:24 PM Subscribe
The skin on my puppy's little pink belly seems to be turning blackish...
posted by miss lynnster to pets & animals (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Over the period of a week I've noticed the skin on both sides of her belly getting gradually darker. Then she was in a kennel for 5 days this week and I noticed the skin changed color quite a bit from when I left her there. She seems to feel
fine and I don't want to take her to the vet if I don't have to, but it does concern me. It looks like what I've known Alopecia X
to look like, but so far she's not going bald anywhere that I can see. I'm sure she's fine... I just don't want it to end up regretting not taking her to the vet immediately. If I should be giving her some kind of special skin care to get her skin back to the happy puppy pink it once was I'm happy to do so. Should I even be worrying about this? What do you think?
's a little dachshund/terrier mix pound puppy. She was a runaway so I have no idea of her parent's history or her real age, although it's been estimated at almost 2 1/2 years.