my schnauzer has dark spots!!

by Miranda
(Mission, Texas)

Hello, my name is Miranda and I have a 3-year-old schnauzer called Lola and she has little black spots all over her tummy.
I went to the vet and he told me she has spores can somebody tell me what I can do?

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Jul 06, 2012
Black spots on schnauzer skin.
by: Michele

I do suggest you go back to your vet and get treatment immediately otherwise you could be asking for trouble if not treated. Please do as the previous person says as that is the best advice...

Jul 06, 2012
by: Anonymous

Try bathing in apple cider vinegar. This will take several times to see if it improves. If it is fungal you need to have it treated as soon as possible.

Jul 06, 2012
Change vets
by: Betsy, Alpharetta

I agree with the above poster. I recently read an article regarding fungal infections, and they can indeed can become a serious problem.
In any event, assuming you tried to inquire about the condition,which I'm sure you must have, I would consider changing vets.

Whatever problem a animal has, it isn't acceptable to me that a vet would say "this is what the animal has" . Then, never discuss the condition with you, but instead, terminate the appointment.

Jul 06, 2012
Get some treatment
by: Anonymous

I think that spores are a fungal infection and if so, they are normally caused when the dog plays on soil or where there are bird droppings.
It is best to try and stop your schnauzer from running about in this type of area.
If your dog has spores, is important to get it diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. What has your vet suggested as a treatment?
If it is fungal spores, other symptoms can be coughing, fever and loss of appetite and weight.
Is he sure that it is spores? Many schnauzers have skin irritations - they can also have different coloured patches of skin.
I know it is expensive, but I would go back to your vet and ask for clarification - or ring him up - and get it treated as soon as possible.

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