Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- 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
If you think your dog might be losing weight it’s important to have them checked, and to tell you vet about any other symptoms you’ve noticed, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, low energy, or changes in their appetite and thirst.
Hand rearing kittens can be very rewarding but is also a big commitment. It involves keeping the kittens warm, regular feeding, toileting, cleaning, health monitoring and socialisation.
Being unable to pass urine is a life threatening condition that requires immediate veterinary attention. Call your vet for advice ASAP if your dog or cat is having trouble peeing.
A heat (or season) is when a female dog is fertile and can become pregnant. During a heat, it’s likely that your dog will behave differently, bleed from her vulva, and become very interested in male dogs.
Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a condition of the spine that causes a gradual paralysis of the back end. Symptoms include weak, wobbly back legs, incontinence and paralysis.