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    ds77755 is offline Member
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    Default?red colored ring on under belly?

    Hi everyone.
    Last night before putting Lola to bed (7mo. YL, female), I noticed she had this blood-red ring about the size of a pencil head eraser on her under belly - just ahead of her vulva. It was really weird - a distinct red ring. It wasn't blood and it wasn't anything that could've been chafed. I know she is near the time when she could go into heat - is this one of the signs?! First time lab raiser here.

    I've got a call into our vet, but thought I'd post in the meantime. Thanks in advance.
    Dominic &amp; Ellie<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: ?red colored ring on under belly?

    The first thing that comes to my mind is Lymes. Has she been in an area with or been exposed to ticks? If so I would talk to your vet about testing and treatment.
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    Oh no. I just read some stuff online about Lyme. Nasty little buggers. I just talked to the vet. We have an appt. this afternoon. He said it may just be a bite from a certain black fly and he said its rather common here in SW Michigan to see them appear the first week of May. Lola had a play date at a friend's on Sunday in a fenced in 3 acre farm property. we'll see.
    Dominic &amp; Ellie<br /><br />

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    No advice, just wanted to say WHAT A CUTIE!

    Hope everything turned out okay at the vet!

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    DefaultRe: ?red colored ring on under belly?

    Whew! Turned out to just be a black fly bite that, apparently, is common around this area. Vet said nothing to worry about.

    Thanks. BTW, I think my next lab will definitely be black...yours is just as beautiful!

    thanks
    Dominic &amp; Ellie<br /><br />

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