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
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.
Steroids are a group of medicines that help with a range of conditions in pets. They are most commonly used for reducing inflammation and managing the immune system.
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.
Worms are a very common problem and most pet dogs will catch them at some point in their life. Intestinal worms live in the guts, eat your pet’s food and cause damage to the gut lining.
A dog with diabetes can't control their blood sugar levels (much like type 1 diabetes in people) and require lifelong treatment.