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
An aural haematoma is a blood blister that forms inside an earflap after a blood vessel bursts. They usually develop due to head shaking or ear scratching because of an ear infection or skin problem.
Healthy anal glands empty naturally when a dog poos, but if this doesn’t happen, they can over fill and block. Blocked anal glands are irritating and painful, but often quick and simple to treat.
Blue green algae can be very dangerous because it produces invisible, toxins that can cause organ damage and sometimes even death.
Just like people, dogs can be allergic to something in their food. This often causes skin and/or tummy problems.
Hair loss (alopecia) means bald spots, patchy fur or just thinning fur. Parasites, hormone problems and allergies are all common causes of alopecia in dogs.