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
A poo sample may provide your vet with the information they need to diagnose and treat your dog. For guidance on how to collect a stool sample from your dog, read our step-by-step guide or watch our video.
This guide is to help you if you need to record your pet’s resting respiratory rate (how many breaths your pet takes each minute while resting or sleeping).
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.
A luxating patella occurs when a dog's kneecap slides out of the groove in the thighbone. A healthy kneecap should never slip out of the groove, and if it does, we call it a luxating patella (dislocating kneecap).
Mouth pain in cats Overview Cats are very good at hiding pain. This was an important skills for their wild ancestors but it makes it difficult to spot signs of a problem in our pet cats. One of the first signs of a painful mouth tends to be a change in their eating habits. You may even notice your cat hissing or appearing scared of their food. Make an appointment to see your vet if your cat is…