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
Scratching is common in all dogs, however there are many reasons they may have itchier skin than usual.
Scratching is normal for cats, but sometimes they can seem a bit itchier than normal and may need to see a vet.
Fleas are tiny insects that live on dogs, cats and in your home. They are much more common in the summer months (April - September).
Alopecia develops in one of two ways, your cat pulls their own hair out or the hair drops out. Common causes of hair loss in cats include fleas, stress and allergies.
Vaccination is an important way of protecting your dog against some serious diseases. Read our vet's advice on dog vaccinations and how they work.