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
Read our vets' advice on what to do if your dog is bitten by a snake, what type of snake it was bitten by, how to help them and when to call a vet.
Alabama rot is an extremely rare disease in the UK. It affects dogs by causing damage to the blood vessels in their skin and in some cases their kidneys.
Mast cell tumours (MCT) are a type of skin cancer in dogs. They can be tricky to spot because they all look different and often grow and shrink in size.
Ticks are blood sucking parasites that attach to, and feed on pets. Ticks that are removed quickly and correctly don’t usually cause problems.
Quickly assess the wound. If there are large areas of skin missing and/or you can see tendons muscles or bones, cover the area with a clean dry dressing and go immediately to your nearest vets.