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
Hot spots can appear anywhere on the body and usually look red, angry and wet.
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.
Ear infections in dogs can be caused by bacteria or yeast (or both). There is usually an underlying cause for an ear infection, such as ear mites or a skin allergy.
Dry eye is a condition that stops your dog producing tears and causes dry, painful eyes.
Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is an allergy to something in the environment (such as pollen, moulds, grass or dust mites).