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
Nystagmus is the word we use to describe flickering eye movements. In certain circumstances, flickering eye movements are normal, but your dog’s eyes should not flicker when their head is still.
Does your dog leak urine? Have you noticed wet patches on their bedding or fur? Urinary incontinence isn’t normal and shouldn’t be ignored, even in an older dog.
If you have a pregnant dog, it’s important to be well informed and prepared for her whelping to reduce the chance of problems.
Removing an eye is usually a last resort, but is necessary in some circumstances. Your vet may advise removing an eye if it’s been badly damaged, is causing pain or is affected by an untreatable condition.
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.