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
Giardia is a very small parasite that attacks the lining of the guts and causes diarrhoea.
Parvovirus (parvo) is a nasty virus that causes causes severe diarrhoea, vomiting and illness in dogs and puppies.
A pyometra is a womb infection – a very serious condition, common in unneutered, female dogs. Treatment for a pyometra includes emergency surgery to remove the womb, a fluid drip and medication.
Bloat (a swollen belly) is a medical emergency that is often caused by life threatening condition called a GDV. Call your vet immediately if your dog has developed bloat, especially if they are also trying to be sick.
Alabama rot is an extremely rare disease in the UK. It affects dogs by causing damage to the blood vessels in their skin and in some cases their kidneys.