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
Scooting is the word we use to describe a dog sitting down and dragging their bottom along the ground. There are a number of things that could cause scooting.
Myxomatosis is a virus that causes severe disease and is usually fatal. It’s common in wild rabbits and spreads easily to pet rabbits.
Cryptorchidism is when one or both testicles fail to drop into the scrotum (ball sack).
Mounting and humping is normal for both male and female dogs, and occurs for a number of reasons (not always sexual). Distracting your dog, teaching them appropriate behaviour and neutering can help prevent humping.
During Covid-19 lockdown, your veterinary practice might not be able to offer routine procedures such as neutering. Find out how to keep them safe.