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
Rabies is a serious disease that damages the brain and nerves. The UK is currently free from rabies, but many other countries aren’t. If you are travelling with your pet, make sure you vaccinate them against rabies.
Unfortunately (for us!), many dogs enjoy the taste of poo, and eating it (coprophagia) is a very normal dog behaviour. Contrary to popular belief, if your dog eats poo, it’s unlikely to be because of a health problem or something missing from their diet.
Epilepsy (also known as ‘idiopathic epilepsy’), is a common cause of seizures in dogs between 6 months and 6 years old. Epilepsy is often inherited (passed down from a parent) and can’t be cured but can usually be managed with medication.
Hypothyroidism is a lack of thyroid hormones due to underactive thyroid glands. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, low energy, and fur loss (alopecia).
Addison’s disease is a rare condition that develops when the body’s natural steroid levels drop dangerously low. Natural steroids are normally produced by the adrenal glands, and Addison’s develops if the glands stop working.