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
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.
A heat/season is the time of a cat’s cycle when they are fertile and can get pregnant.
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.
Is your cat drinking or weeing more than usual? You may hear your vet use the words polyuria and polydipsia (PUPD for short). Polyuria is weeing too much, Polydipsia is drinking too much.
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.