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    Abrupt skin darkening on belly
    mclaughlin24 posted:
    We have a sweet funny mutt, who seems to be a dachshund/beagle type mix (found her on the streets a few years ago)....has always been fine with no health problems. noticed some hair loss on her chest area a few months ago and didn't think anything because she plays/drags herself around on the carpet a lot. just tonight i noticed her lower belly where her legs meet her abdomen on both sides has dramatically darkened. she is not itching the area at all, is not itching in general more than usual, gets weekly baths, eats blue buffalo food, and is acting completely normal. I'm reading about hormonal imbalances based on the skin darkeni

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