Monday, May 9, 2011

433. Blackness on paws of old dogs - email query

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Gene Ho wrote:

Hi there,
I have a query and I seek your help.
My dog, currently aged around 12 years have had black/dark patches of skin area his paws. It was initially unnoticeable, but have recently became darker.
May I know if this is caused by aging in general? It doesn't seem to bother him nor itch.
Name of Owner

I am Dr Sing from Thank you for your email. If it is just black pigmentation, it could be due to paw licking or some itchiness due to something being there. It is best to ask your vet to check.

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