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Calcinosis Circumscripta in Dogs

Calcinosis circumscripta is the deposition of calcium normally at bony prominences (i.e., wherein bone and skin are thinly separated) or inside the footpads and mouth. Calcinosis cutis occurs in susceptible pets in areas in which local skin harm has come about. … Calcium deposits may additionally occur in multiple regions.

For most dogs, occasional calcium deposits are relatively normal. Dogs with multiple signs of calcium deposits often suffer from adrenal hyperplasia, also known as Cushing’s disease, a condition caused by excessive production of glucocorticosteroids. For various forms of calcification, there is often an underlying cause that may not be detected.

Calcification
Calcification is a condition in which calcium deposits occur in the skin of dogs. Deposits can occur for a variety of reasons, most of which are non-threatening conditions. However, calcium deposits in older animals may be a cause for concern because these deposits can often indicate an underlying health problem.

Circular calcification
Circumscripta is a form of bone tumor in dogs. Specifically, circular calcification occurs when calcium deposits occur in prominent bones. Currently, the cause of circumscripta calcification is unknown.

Affected dogs
In most cases, circular calcification occurs in large dogs. For example, the German Shepherd is a well-known developer of this disease. Some dogs may get sick due to genetics, while others may develop calcification due to diet or the environment. Usually, animals diagnosed with circular calcification have an additional underlying condition.

For most dogs, this condition will appear before the age of 2. Fortunately, calcium calcification is extremely rare in both dogs and cats.

Symptoms of calcification
The most common signs of calcification include visible hard lumps in the skin. Lumps in the foot cushions, elbows, or other prominent bones may refer to calcium, rather than only calcification. These blocks may have chalky or pus-like secretions. You may also notice swelling around these areas. Other forms of calcification have symptoms that include hair loss, weight loss, abdominal swelling and acne in the form of blackheads. As with many calcifications, there is often an underlying condition such as various cancers or kidney disease.

Treatment
For both calcification and medicinal calcification, the most common form of treatment is surgical removal. Additional treatment may be necessary if the underlying cause is found. Some veterinarians may also prescribe antibiotics to treat or prevent any infection.

You will not need to remove all calcium deposits. This is because the body can reabsorb smaller deposits. For larger, undiscovered deposits, the body may actually push the sediments out in order to rid the body of it.

How to treat calcification in dogs?
Skin calcification is definitively diagnosed by a skin biopsy that shows calcium deposits in the tissues. Treatment includes primary disease management, with a slow solution for the absorption of minerals. DMSO Gel is applied directly to the affected areas once daily to help dissolve the minerals.

What is Circumscripta Tartar?
Calcified calcification is an uncommon syndrome of idiosyncratic, metastatic, metastatic, or iatrogenic mineralization characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in soft tissues.