Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
A cataract is an abnormal cloudiness of the eye, caused by a change in the lens. Cataracts stop light reaching the back of the eye, reduce vision and eventually cause blindness.
Nystagmus is the word we use to describe flickering eye movements. In certain circumstances, flickering eye movements are normal, but your dog’s eyes should not flicker when their head is still.
Does your dog leak urine? Have you noticed wet patches on their bedding or fur? Urinary incontinence isn’t normal and shouldn’t be ignored, even in an older dog.
Legg-Perthes is a painful condition that causes the hip joint to crumble and collapse. Legg-Perthes affects young dogs and is most common in small breeds.
Does your dog leak urine? Especially when they are lying down? They could be suffering from USMI - a common cause of urinary incontinence in dogs. USMI is when the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) becomes weak, and leaky.