Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- 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
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a very common condition that causes painful, swollen joints.
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a very common condition that causes painful, swollen joints and makes moving around uncomfortable.
If one of the cruciate ligaments is damaged the knee joint becomes wobbly and this is usually very painful. The most common way for a dog to damage a cruciate ligament is by jumping, skidding, twisting or turning awkwardly.
Hip dysplasia is a painful condition of the hip joint that commonly affects medium to large breed pedigree dogs. It causes swelling, pain and eventually arthritis.
There can be lots of causes of limping and stiffness in older cats, but arthritis is usually the most common cause.