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
Weight loss in cats is often a sign of a problem. However, it can be hard to spot – especially if your cat is losing weight slowly or if they have a very fluffy coat.
If your dog has a skin allergy, diarrhoea or symptoms of IBD your vet might ask you to carry out a food trial at home in case their symptoms are triggered by something in their food.
If your rabbit is eating less or nothing at all this is a very serious problem that needs immediate veterinary attention.
If your cat has a high temperature (fever), it usually means something is wrong.
Appetites do vary between dogs but if your dog’s eating habits have changed it’s often a sign of a problem.