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Why does my dog have so many skin tags?
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Why does my dog have so many skin tags?

My dog has many skin tags on her body. She was very unhealthy when we got her from a family that didn't treat her properly or feed her right. My vet is aware of the skin tags but didn't say anything about them. She has about 5 +. There's a bump on her forarm that looks like a skin tag but it's more red. I'll be going back to the vet to get that checked out when I get the money. But I was just wondering what causes skin tags and why would my dog have so many and are they/can they become dangerous?
Age
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Around 6-7 years old
Breed
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Beagle
Gender
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Female
Spayed/Neutered
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Spayed
State
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Ontario
Veterinary Visit (month/year)
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Almost a year ago
Diagnosis
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My dog has seen a vet about the skin tags but has not said anything about them.
Weight
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30-35 lbs
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Skin tag aka focal adenexae are more common in obese dogs and occur in areas where there is friction from rubbing skin together .
The armits and groin are common regions for this problem.
Skin tags are benign but cam be easily removed if bothering pet or owner.
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