Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- 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
Brachycephalic means ‘short head’ (flat-faced). Flat-faced breeds are popular because of their loveable nature, but sadly, they often have trouble breathing because of how they look.
Lungworm infection is becoming much more common, and is now a risk to dogs across much of the UK. Your dog is at risk of catching lungworm if they eat slugs and snails (this often happens by accident while eating grass).
Choking is a serious life-threatening problem that needs immediate action. A choking pet will have difficulty breathing, will make choking sounds and might paw at their mouth.
Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. They don’t help with infections caused by other bugs such as viruses.
If your dog has a skin allergy, diarrhoea or symptoms of IBD your vet might ask you to carry out a food trial at home in case their symptoms are triggered by something in their food.