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
A sore ear is not something to ignore. Ear problems can be very painful and need vet treatment to cure and find the cause.
Depending on the cause, blindness can develop very suddenly, or very gradually. Most dogs are very good at adapting to gradual blindness and it can be surprisingly difficult to notice. Sudden blindness is much more obvious.
Elbow dysplasia is a painful condition of the elbow joint that most commonly affects large breed dogs. It causes swelling, pain and eventually arthritis.
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.
GDV ‘Gastric Dilatation Volvulus’ means a stomach that has bloated and twisted. GDV is a painful, life-threatening emergency that often develops over the period of just a few minutes.