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Salkin only again. Yesterday I noticed that Chumley has an

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Hi,again. Yesterday I noticed that Chumley has an area of fur that is much thinner, and the skin seems to be a light gray there.It's not ringworm,I don't think.It's the only place where it's that colour. I had been combing him there and had removed some mats.He hasn't been over grooming. Anything to do with his medicine?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Give me a moment to look at the pic, please...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Another picture. There are some gray hairs, but the skin does seem to be a different colour.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The other picture didn't post. Please try again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's about the same.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. In most instances the appearance of such pigment indicates that the skin had been inflamed for any reason. Think of how our skin darkens when the sun burns it. There's no evidence of inflammation at this time and so no treatment is indicated.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you once again.