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
Mange is a skin condition caused by a mite called ‘Sarcoptes’. Mange is highly contagious, often caught by contact with an infected dog or fox.
Louse infestations in cats and dogs are quite rare. They are most common in vulnerable pets (young, old or unwell) and pets kept in dirty, overcrowded conditions.
Pockets in between skin folds get very warm and moist. This makes a perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to grow and infections to develop.
Feline eosinophilic dermatitis is a skin problem in cats. There are three main types, which all affect different parts of the body.
A third of pet rabbits in the UK are overweight. Overweight rabbits are at risk of health problems and a shorter lifespan.