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What are those little "black pepper" spots on my dog?

By August 24, 2012

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Flea dirt combed out of a cat  Dr Zak at en.wikipediaThis Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) is from Margaret.

"My question is: my dog has these little black things in her fur that like little spots of black pepper. I took one off him today and it is real hard and cracks when I put it between my fingers. He has many of them on his little body. He went to the groomers last month and she didn't say anything about fleas. Is that what I am dealing with and what should I do?"

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November 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm
(1) ZAC says:

i think that those little black pepper things might be ticks. And if they are you probably shouldn’t be touching them. Also you should contact you vet.

November 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm
(2) ZAC says:

I think that those little black pepper things on your dog might be ticks. And if they are you probably shouldn’t be touching them. Also you should contact your vet.

November 5, 2008 at 9:00 pm
(3) layla94 says:

Are you serious thAT they crack that os kind of nasty but i agree with ZAC that you should contact a vet.

November 10, 2008 at 12:23 pm
(4) Ruthie says:

I believe those little black specks are flea “dirt”. Dried blood. Your dog has fleas.

December 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm
(5) wendy says:

the specs are flea dirt which is dried blood ruthie is correct.

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