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Hello my name is ***** ***** I’m a vet in the UK. How long has this freckle been there?
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Olives freckle is flat and it’s an a hairless area and she has been sunbathing. It is most likely to be a freckle as you say. Olive is young so the chances of a melanoma for example are much less. However please do check with your vet in the next few weeks to put your mind at rest as a physical exam is always preferable to a photo. They will tell you if a needle biopsy is indicated.
Yes you can get pet sun screen although we tend to only recommended it for white cats (who do get melanomas on their ears and noses). I think skin tumours caused by sun damage are very rare in dogs. I used to let my dogs sunbathe and their belly skin definitely became tanned and sometimes freckled.
Features that indicate this freckle might be more worrisome are a red ring around it, feeling raised, growing or changing quickly and any discharge.
You're most welcome I hope Olive stays well