Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- 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
Just like people, dogs cough if their airways are irritated or if they need to clear something.
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.
Cryptorchidism is when one or both testicles fail to drop into the scrotum (ball sack).
DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) is a disease that affects the heart muscle, causing it to become thin and weak.
Neutering’ is an operation to remove the testicles or ovaries from a dog. Most dogs can be neutered from 6 months old.