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.
Limping and stiffness can be caused by many different conditions, like minor injuries and arthritis. Read more about the treatment available and how you can help keep your dog comfortable.
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.
A saddle thrombus is a blood clot that blocks blood supply to the back legs. Symptoms appear suddenly and include severely painful, paralysed back legs. A saddle thrombus is an emergency.