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ilovemypets
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posted 06-28-2003 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
My maltese, who will be 16 wks on the 30th, is sucha cutie! But, I do have a concerned question. Ahem, on his "pee pee" he use to have 1-3 brown tiny spots. It seems now the whole back of it is covered in brown color and spots. Any ideas what this is? My dad said maybe insect bites. He doesn't go out side hardly at all and I hold him when he does. And, he is also on Frontlines...So I wouldn't think that it would be flea bites...Any suggestins much appreciated!

Lyndsey

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iluvmypup
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posted 06-28-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for iluvmypup     Edit/Delete Message
i don't know anything about that. have you called your vet about it?maybe he or she will know.

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puttin510
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posted 06-29-2003 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
You know alot of times a white dog can have darker pigmented skin. Thats what I think it is. With poos generally the white ones have dark or brown skin and the darker black or brown ones tend to have light white or pink skin. I know yours is a maltese. I say if it is not sore looking just keep an eye on it. Next time you bring him in to the vet have him (her) take a look. If it is something that is a lump, bump or irritated in any way then bring him in sooner. I'd say its the skin color issue I mentioned above. Don't you worry, Lyndsey. Though you wouldn't be a good pet mom if you didn't. Do you have pet insurance, I do. It's great.

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ilovemypets
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posted 06-29-2003 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for the info u guys! Alex will be going to the vet monday for another vaccination..If I can remember I'll ask them about it then. I'll try to keep ya'll informed!

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puttin510
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posted 06-29-2003 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Alrighty then, my poo is around six years old and has brown spots on her back. Quite a few. Vet says to keep an eye on them in case they get bigger. Dogs can get skin cancer too. So with a white dog you must watch her sun intake. Mommy.

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puttin510
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posted 06-30-2003 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
I was just chatting with some malt owners and they say that borwn spots are an exceptable thing in a maltese. It has nothing to do with the hair color, but a common occurance in the breed. Neener neener neener I told ya so, LOL. Take a deep breath of relief now.

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ilovemypets
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posted 06-30-2003 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
Puttin, I'm having some trouble understanding your post...What are thry saying the problem is? Sorry for my blonde-ness lol!

Lyndsey

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mexicanbeauty
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posted 07-02-2003 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mexicanbeauty     Edit/Delete Message
I have a 19 wk old shi-poo. When we first got him, he had these spots on his wee-wee, his belly and his back. I noticed them when I gave him a bath. Well I just took him to the groomer for his first visit and I have noticed that the spots on his back are where his hair is growing back brown(was solid white.) The ones on his belly are gone and the ones on his wee-wee are a lot smaller. I don't know if this will help or not.

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ilovemypets
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posted 07-02-2003 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemypets     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks! I dont think his hair will turn brown, cause all pure malteses are white... Hmm, they seem to not be going away or getting better. I asked the vet and he said it could just be urine stains... Although I doubt it. I had him groomed and they were still there....So I really have no idea! but thanks anyways!!!!

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dbuzzw
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posted 07-02-2003 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dbuzzw     Edit/Delete Message
Lyndsey, I have also heard that brown spots just means "good pigment" on maltese. My maltese/shih tzu mix, Graysie, also has brown spots on her belly and large brown splotches on her rear end. Her hair is actually turning from red/gold to white. Not sure if that's related or not. She seems fine so I'll just wait till the next vet visit to ask about it.

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puttin510
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posted 07-03-2003 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
lovepets: Basically just because a dog is all white it does not mean that the skin will be all white or pink. It is perfectly normal. Also, I don't know if this happens with malts, but with poodles when an injury occurs, after it heals the hair turns either darker or lighter, then fades back to normal within the next couple of months or year. With my poodle. She used to be an apricot but has faded to a cream, well she had a growth removed and the hair grew back apricot in color but eventually faded back to the color she is now. Also a women from the poo forum I go to has a dark color standard poo that had hot spot and when it healed the hair was very light but got darker later on. I do not have the foggiest idea if this happens with malts though, I guess I will learn here as time goes on.

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