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
Alabama rot is an extremely rare disease in the UK. It affects dogs by causing damage to the blood vessels in their skin and in some cases their kidneys.
Anal gland infections/abscesses are extremely painful and can burst through the skin if they aren’t treated quickly. Contact your vet ASAP if you think your dog has an anal gland abscess.
Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. They don’t help with infections caused by other bugs such as viruses.
Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is a very common poison in dogs and cats. It’s a very toxic substance so even a small amount can do a lot of damage to several vital organs.
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a very common condition that causes painful, swollen joints.