Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- 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
Legg-Perthes is a painful condition that causes the hip joint to crumble and collapse. Legg-Perthes affects young dogs and is most common in small breeds.
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. Osteosarcomas are painful tumours that often first appear as hot, solid, tender swellings. They are most common in leg bones, but can affect any bone in the body.
If one of the cruciate ligaments is damaged the knee joint becomes wobbly and this is usually very painful. The most common way for a dog to damage a cruciate ligament is by jumping, skidding, twisting or turning awkwardly.
There can be lots of causes of limping and stiffness in older cats, but arthritis is usually the most common cause.
Elbow dysplasia is a painful condition of the elbow joint that most commonly affects large breed dogs. It causes swelling, pain and eventually arthritis.