My 5 Year Old Female Dog Has A Nipple That Has Turned Black.. Should I Be Concerned?


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benjamin orozco answered
Yes take it to a vet to make sure
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Minnie Hyland answered
I wouldn't worry about a little black discoloration -- the body often deposits pigment in tissue that is frequently irritated or rubbed, such as nipples on a nursing mum. As long as there's no pain or redness, or loss of milk, I would not worry!
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KR- myopinions answered
I'd go for an exam to be sure, it may just be coloration but particularly in unspayed females mammary cancer is very common and a concern.
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My dog recently was spayed and they did remove a cancerous tumor from her mammory area. I just noticed this nipple change. No discharge and seems to be no pain or tenderness. Thank you..
She is five and was a rescued breeder dog. She is a shitz zu
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Anonymous answered
No, take dog to vets.
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KR- myopinions answered
I'm not sure if it was always black or not? If it has turned black you may want to go to the vet and make sure it is not infected or dying tissue (necrosis). Is there any smell or other indicators it isn't supposed to be that way? Is it wet or sticky? Has she recently given birth? Does everything else look normal. No fever, lethargy, eating drinking, and acting normal? If it's always been black it is probably just her skin pigment.

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