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Old April 18th, 2006, 06:42 PM
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Do dogs have 'liver spots' on their skin?

I have a little Pom/Shih Tzu mix who is just over a year old. He is white with tan spots. The skin is pink where there's white fur and beige-ish where there's tan fur. how ever on his underside (furry or not) he has what look like liver spots, and white hair grows over them. They used to be just where there isn't much fur but have since spread to most of his underside and are now moving up his rib cage behind his front legs

Anyone know what the spots are and if they are cause for concern?
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:05 PM
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I'm not sure I understand what you are describing.. Do you have any pics? For sure, if it's something new and you are concerned, see a vet for help though.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:28 PM
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sounds like normal pigmentation to me! happens as dogs get older... our white dog looks like a dalmation when he's wet, lots of spots on his skin but not his fur. when he was a young puppy, his skin had no spots, his nose was also pink but is nice and black now.

was this what you were asking?...
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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if this is what you are describing absolutely normal and as technodoll mentiioned with age they will get more
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Old April 19th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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I`ve seen it lots in dogs as they get older.

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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:30 PM
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The spots look pretty much like the ones on the Greyhound, only they are much harder to see since his fur is much longer and denser . Charley's nose has always been black though. Is a year and change considered 'getting older'?

They aren't new, but they have slowly been spreading and getting bigger, there's no pain when I poke then a the skin, other than being darker, feels normal (ie not dry or bumpy or anything). The picture below is of his front 'armpit'
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Old September 14th, 2012, 02:04 PM
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i have a dog very similar to the one pictured. do you know what breed or mix yours is?
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Old September 15th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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i have a dog very similar to the one pictured. do you know what breed or mix yours is?
radamek, this is a very old thread. I'm not sure any of those posters is still around to answer you.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 10:17 PM
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Spots and hair loss

am wondering if anyone can help with my dogs spots and hair loss. He is a Boston Terrier. The Vet scraped it sent it to a lab and came back with Microsporum Canis and prescribed lotrim. This has not helped. He has these fungus spots on the back of his ears, armpits, inside his legs and the back of his legs and for a very long time.
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Spots and hair loss

Hi,

My dog has this too. Nothing worked at all that the vet perscribed. What does work is keeping these areas dry at all times, baby powder helps too. But with anything fungal the best bet is pure unrefined virgin organic coconut oil. Put on source of skin issue until gone (worst complications go way within 48 hours) and give a heaping tablespoon each day to prevent in future.

Be careful and start out with smaller amounts orally of cocunut oil and work up to full heaping tablespoon ( I administer when in a creamy consistency). If any fungal and bateria reside in dog coconut oil will kill it but if kill it too fast dog could become sick... do some research on it as it can replace so many medications.

My dog also has had ottis ear infectiions and interdigital cysts from swimming. No more since the introduction of coconut oil!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 09:48 PM
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am wondering if anyone can help with my dogs spots and hair loss. He is a Boston Terrier. The Vet scraped it sent it to a lab and came back with Microsporum Canis and prescribed lotrim. This has not helped. He has these fungus spots on the back of his ears, armpits, inside his legs and the back of his legs and for a very long time.
any fungal must be dry and not in an moisted area and keep all beding washed
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