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Update 2/11/16. Ava is 6 and perfectly healthy! Her skin is sensitive but looks normal.
I am coming to all of you needing some help. My 2 year old dachshund Ava has gotten the skin condition over the last year or so and I can't take it anymore. I have been to the vet 3 times (3 different vets) and no one knows what it is. Literally, the vet opened his vet book and searched for 20 minutes right in front of me searching for something.
Here is what happened:
-About a year ago, she went bald on her chest.
-About 6 months ago, little tiny flat dots started showing up on her chest. They are flat and do not itch or hurt her.
-In the last six months, they have grown pretty rapidly as seen in the picture above. Prior to the last year, she never had any black on her chest.
-In the last month, I have noticed that my other dachshund has started to get tiny dots on his chest. He only has about 15 right now. I don't know if they are contagious or not but it seems like it may be since my other dog is getting it too.
-I have found diseases such as Cushings Disease or Alopecia X but they seem to be more of a blackening of the skin than actual dots or spots.
-Last night, after searching the internet, I found this skin condition called lentigo that seemed to make sense for my dog. I have done extensive research trying to find out what this is with no help.
Do you have any ideas what this could be?
I love my dog so much and want to help her in any way that I can! If you know a vet or anyone who's dog had something similar, please let me know.