What Are The Black Stuff Embedded In My Dogs Skin?


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Lynn Blakeman answered

If you notice black things embedded on your dog's skin, then this could be one of two things in my opinion - blackheads or fleas.

I wouldn't recommend squeezing them because it could cause an infection but do the black spots look like those in the photo above?

If so give him a good wash with some doggy shampoo and he should be fine. It is just dirt under the skin and is very common, especially as it is not a good thing to bath a dog too regularly. My dog's groomer only likes to see her every 3 months!

If there seems to be black bits falling off the dog, it may be flea dirt, in which case it is just a case of a simple flea treatment which you can buy at any pet store or get from your vet.

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Anonymous answered

My dog has black dirt all over her but its not flee dirt, it Is not bothering her, itchy or scabby. Tried medicated shampoo, not helping, any ideas. She us a spoodle

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