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My dog has black tentacles is there anything wrong hes a golden

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My dog has black tentacles is there anything wrong he's a golden labrador
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Steven Osborne replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Steven Osborne :

Hi, I'm Dr Steve. Can you tell me more details about the black tentacles. Do you mean testicles by chance?

Dr. Steven Osborne :

I have a few questions so I can help answer your question. Is the skin covering his testicles ( i.e the scrotum) black? Does it seem swollen? is it painful?

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

No not swollen not in pain

Dr. Steven Osborne :

Did this happen suddenly or has it been slowly getting worse?

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

Dog not in pain or tentacles not swollen

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

Happend over few days that's wen I noticed

Dr. Steven Osborne :

How old is he now?

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

6

Dr. Steven Osborne :

Is the skin seem thickened and have some small "grooves" in that area?

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

Can't see looks like prunes he's always liking them

Dr. Steven Osborne :

ok, that helps a lot.he from your description he may have some infection going on in the skin that is causing him irritation in that area. He is likely licking them to help relieve the irritation and this is keeping the skin moist and can make the infection worse.

Dr. Steven Osborne :

The constant licking is causing more irritation and the skin often turns black from this constant irritation.

Dr. Steven Osborne :

He will likely need antibiotics to cure the infection which will help reduce the irritation and the licking. As the infection and licking get better the skin should improve.

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

So will he need medication

Dr. Steven Osborne :

Yes the antibiotics are pills that are available from your vet. It often takes 7-10 days of antibiotics to resolve this problem.

JACUSTOMER-qzz7w9rw- :

Thankyou merry xmas

Dr. Steven Osborne :

Since this is a holiday, if he isn't in too much discomfort, he may be able to wait until Thursday to be seen and treated. I hope this has helped. You are very wlecome. If you have more questions, please continue

Dr. Steven Osborne :

Merry Christmas to you as well.

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