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new dark pigment on Jasper's eye
Jasper has had a black freckle looking thing on the inner corner of his left eye for about 6 months. When It first started I showed it to the vet who said, it is not raised, don't worry, it's like an age spot (Jasper is four.) In six months it has doubled in size, it is still not raised. This is his eye that tears more.
I showed it to her again today. She is leaving the practice we go to (I love her and I'm very sad- it is possible I will follow her for some things but it is a lot further away) so I asked her opinion on it as well as all the other things on both dogs since I am worried it will be some time before I have good repore with another vet. She still thought it was probably just an age spot, but thought if I was worried I could take him to a dermatologist. So should I?
Has anyone had any experience with changing pigment? I am of course concerned that Jasper will have to go through a biopsy, and also a bit concerned about the cost associated with going to specialists who love to test...but on the other hand, if it is melanoma, it would be good to catch it early. What would you do if your vet really thought there was no concern, but to be safe suggested a consult?
I will try and get a picture tomorrow.
Missy, Jasper & Cash