>I have just learned that my Mildred, a smooth-haired 4-year-old female
>brown dachsie, has ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS. This is a very unpleasant skin
>condition starting (in Mildred's case) in the armpits. I am told that
>ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS is incurable but containable. Oddly enough, it
>seems to happen only to dachshunds. Does anyone have any experience with
>this thing? And can they offer some hope for a much-loved little animal?
Consider consulting a veterinary dermatologist for the latest control
methods. There are no known cures, but control is possible. Early cases
may need nothing more than occasional bathing and dusting with talc.
Topical corticosteroids help more inflamed areas. More severe inflammation
may require ***corticosteroids. Melatonin has been found to be effective,
though it may have to be given subcutaneously. Vitamin E (200 IU/day
orally) has also been found to help the inflammation after prolonged
administration. See a specialist for the latest.