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Q. My small dog has been scratching and her abdomen is now dark in color and scaly in some areas. Her genitals appear somewhat swollen. What can I do?

A. I would be taking her to be seen by a vet. Sounds like you potentially have a couple separate issues here, or they may be connected. Your dog is spayed however, so genital swelling is more unusual.

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KATIE SHANNON

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