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Old 05-11-2013, 04:48 AM
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For the past couple weeks I have noticed these dark spots on Romeo's belly. It doesn't seem to bother him and he is not itching or in any pain. I would just like to know if this is common? He has a comprehensive exam coming up but I would like to get some ideas before then.. Attachment 22906


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It could be totally normal or could indicate a medical issue. I would definitely keep an eye on the spots and mention it to the vet. No other symptoms like increased thirst, hair loss, etc.?


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As my girl got older much of her pink skin turned dark and she looks like she has big freckles on a lot of her body. She is quite spotted now, if she had no fur, she would look much like a Dalmation! She is also light colored so you can see it more.

I think it is because they are maturing but I am sure others will give more input if it is a sign of something. If there is no itching or hair loss, I think it is a normal process of their growth.
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Betty has this we assumed as it isn't causing her any problem it's natural pigmentation probably because although she is fawn coloured and white her Grandmother was black and tan.
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Looks exactly the same as Basil. As he is growing up he is getting more and more freckles on his skin

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chico does that in the summertime....... seems the more sun he gets the 'spottier' he gets....... in the Winter he goes back to the cute little all white belly...
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Thank you everyone for your feedback it did get me a little worried. But we have been taking more walks lately because the weather has been so nice out here and he is a freckly little boy! Definitely reassuring to hear that it shouldn't be anything of major concern! Hope you all have a wonderful day


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