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Old 08-16-2014, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been keeping an eye on this for a while and it hasn't cleared up. So why is the skin on his balls black? Sorry for the kinda nasty post and pics. Thanks for your help



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Is he young? One to two years? Unless he is showing some sort of discomfort (licking, whining, swelling, unwilling to sit or have them handled) it's likely just skin pigmentation. Most of my male dogs' scrotums get a darker pigmentation when they get older, notably around puberty.
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He is only 7 months old. And besides some allergies it doesn't seem to bother him. Outside of cleaning himself he mostly leaves it alone.
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You can keep an eye out for any irritation, swelling (in one or both), excessive shinyness of the skin, rashes, him worrying on it by licking or flea biting. But it sounds and looks like normal skin pigmentation. I've noticed the sun can also make it darker, so that could play into it as well with it being summer.
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Ok thanks ill continue to keep an eye on it.
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Yeast infection,my dog had the same, it also spread to his groin and was caused by an allergy to rice in his food.I cured his allergy problem by applying raw organic cold pressed coconut oil to any "black skin" areas,this lifted the yeast.I also put a large spoonful in his food after changing to a grain free.His skin is now pink hair has grown back and no more itching.
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Cafall's equipment got quite dark around the same age. It was just a change in pigment with maturation. I prolly wouldn't worry yet.
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vote #2 for yeast.
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Nikon's are dark, blackish. I've never thought anything of it. They've never been irritated.
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Kaleb's was dark too. Up until he was neutered. Now it's shrinking up.
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