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
Cognitive dysfunction (‘doggy dementia’) is a condition that can develop in some dogs as their brain ages. The cause isn’t fully understood, but it’s known to be made worse by changes such as a build-up of a harmful protein (beta amyloid), and poor blood flow.
A heart murmur is a whooshing noise caused by abnormal blood flow inside the heart. There are a few different conditions that can cause heart murmurs in dogs.
A sore ear is not something to ignore. Ear problems can be very painful and need vet treatment to cure and find the cause.
Bad breath isn’t normal and should always be investigated by a vet to see what’s causing it. Dental disease is a very common cause of bad breath but it can also be caused by some more serious health problems.
Skin is very important for protection and keeping the body warm. Skin problems can significantly affect a dog’s quality of life and make them feel miserable.