Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- 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
Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a condition of the spine that causes a gradual paralysis of the back end. Symptoms include weak, wobbly back legs, incontinence and paralysis.
Addison’s disease is a rare condition that develops when the body’s natural steroid levels drop dangerously low. Natural steroids are normally produced by the adrenal glands, and Addison’s develops if the glands stop working.
Cushing’s disease is a condition caused by high levels of steroid in the body, normally produced in precise amounts by the adrenal glands.
A heat (or season) is when a female dog is fertile and can become pregnant. During a heat, it’s likely that your dog will behave differently, bleed from her vulva, and become very interested in male dogs.
If you think your dog might be losing weight it’s important to have them checked, and to tell you vet about any other symptoms you’ve noticed, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, low energy, or changes in their appetite and thirst.