****I am reposting this update that I wrote a few weeks ago since no one was receiving my updates for a month due to some technical difficulties. I wanted to make sure everyone knew what ended up happening with my dachshund with the skin issues.
About a month ago, I had blogged about my 2 year old dachshund Ava who is having skin problems. She has black dots all over her chest that I was very worried about.
Back in December, I took her to a different vet for the 4th time. This time, I actually got some really valuable information. The vet told me that her cell's melanocytes (pigment) are enlarged and she has a reaction which is not dangerous. He was not worried about the dots even though there seemed to be a lot of them. He said besides the dots, she is a very healthy dog and her fur looks good and her weight was fine too. He said that we only need to worry if she gains a lot of weight at once or if her ears start scabbing. The vet is a pet dermatology specialist and knew tons of information about different dachshund skin conditions.
I wanted to update all of you about it since I had blogged about it and many of you gave me some tips and did research on what it may be. I am so thankful to have found a smart vet who was up to date on different skin conditions and could give me so much info about Ava! She is a happy, healthy, and playful little dog.