Black Spot Appearing On Skin

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Black Spot Appearing On Skin

Post by a_wee_one » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:35 pm

This certainly wasn't there yesterday as she is on meds so getting man handled and thoroughly checked over every day. There's no fur on it, it's like the fur has fallen out. It's not raised. She is a sickly little thing. But what is it?

My only worry is it looks a little bit like skin cancer. :(

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Re: Black Spot Appearing On Skin

Post by saz87 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:28 pm

I can't see pictures all that well since I'm using my phone to read posts on the forum secretly! But did she have a bald spot\recently had a tuft of fur pulled out (probably by a cage mate) as dark fur grows back it creates a dark spot just like that, is it flat and just looks like discolouration of the skin?
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Re: Black Spot Appearing On Skin

Post by Marianimal » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:31 pm

One of my older girls had a couple of spots like this after she'd had an outbreak of mites - it just looked like darker pigmentation where the hair was growing back.
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Re: Black Spot Appearing On Skin

Post by a_wee_one » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:51 am

It Is fur regrowth. Chubbo has a bald patch where a delightful scab fell off yesterday from ehr baytril injection. Her skin is grey in that area where the fur us starting to grow. I put 2 and 2 together when i got the porker out and realised. Looks like poor little runty brain has been over groomed. :-|
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Post by Helzie » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:24 am

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Re: Black Spot Appearing On Skin

Post by MarieM » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:08 am

I remember the first time I saw that on one of my rats. :o It's just fur regrowth though as someone already said.
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