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
Cognitive dysfunction (‘doggy dementia’) is a condition that can develop in some dogs as their brain ages. The cause isn’t fully understood, but it’s known to be made worse by changes such as a build-up of a harmful protein (beta amyloid), and poor blood flow.
Reverse sneezing is when a dog rapidly sucks air through their nose causing a loud snorting noise. It can be alarming to see, but is nearly always harmless.
Eyelid growths are common in dogs but fortunately, most of them are benign (non-cancerous). Cancerous or not, if your dog has a growth on their eyelid, it’s best that it’s removed before it gets bigger and more difficult to treat.
Joint supplements can help improve joint health in dogs with arthritis. They are given as a liquid, tablet or capsule and even added to some pet foods.
Heatstroke is sadly a common problem in dogs during the summer – even in the UK! Heatstroke can cause organ failure and death if it isn’t treated in time.