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
Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is an allergy to something in the environment (such as pollen, moulds, grass or dust mites).
Despite its name, ringworm is not a worm; it’s a fungal infection of the skin. It’s also known as ‘dermatophytosis’.
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.
Fleas are tiny insects that live on dogs, cats and in your home. They are much more common in the summer months (April - September).
Vaccination is an important way of protecting your dog against some serious diseases. Read our vet's advice on dog vaccinations and how they work.