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skin spots

by Scarlett

My 3 month old girl "Sammy" gets a bath about twice a week. At her last bathing I noticed dark patches on her skin. The spots are on her head, ears, and back. Is this a normal pigmentation process or something for me to be concerned about? Thanks for your help.


Please bear in mind when reading topics pertaining to health issues, that many of these questions were answered by helpful Maltese owners with no formal education in veterinarian medicine. When in doubt seek a professionals advise.

From what I read they are like having freckles. There are some good articles on this in the archives. Are puppies are so special to us , I remember how concerned I was about what they were.

Nothing to worry about. Most Maltese have these "freckles."

I know how you feel, but our Little Andy has the same pigment changes around his groin... I guess it's common.
-Harry Martin

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