Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- 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
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.
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.
Collecting a urine sample doesn’t need to be a challenge – in fact, with the correct equipment and knowledge, it’s usually a fairly simple task.
Is your dog drinking and peeing more than usual? You may hear your vet use the words polydipsia and polyuria (PUPD for short).
Hand rearing puppies can be very rewarding, but is a big commitment. Hand rearing involves keeping your puppies warm, regular feeding, toileting, cleaning, health monitoring and socialisation.