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
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).
Seizures can be distressing to witness, but remember your pet probably isn’t aware of what is happening to them. Stay calm, keep your pet safe then call your vet for advice.
Rabies is a serious disease that damages the brain and nerves. The UK is currently free from rabies, but many other countries aren’t. If you are travelling with your pet, make sure you vaccinate them against rabies.
Read our vets' advice on hypothermia in pets, including causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Distemper is a disease caused by a virus. The virus spreads easily between dogs. It causes a wide range of symptoms including a cough, runny eyes and nose, diarrhoea, high temperature, thickened pads, tremors and fits.