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.
Dry eye is a condition that stops your dog producing tears and causes dry, painful eyes.
Mites and lice are tiny parasites that like to live on dogs (and other species). They damage the skin by biting or burrowing and often cause intense irritation.
Demodex causes red, crusty skin, hair loss and a scaly coat, worst around the eyes and feet. Demodex is normally quite simple to diagnose but treatment can be challenging.
Mange is a skin condition caused by a mite called ‘Sarcoptes’. Mange is highly contagious, often caught by contact with an infected dog or fox.