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
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.
Blood in your dog's poo is always something to get checked by your vet but don’t panic - there are lots of possible causes ranging from very minor to more serious.
Haemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a condition that causes dogs to vomit and pass large amounts of bloody diarrhoea.
Gastroenteritis is a general term for a stomach and gut upsets. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and gut pain.
Colitis is when the colon gets inflamed. Most dogs get colitis once, recover quickly and never suffer with it again.