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
A cataract is an abnormal cloudiness of the eye, caused by a change in the lens. Cataracts stop light reaching the back of the eye, reduce vision and eventually cause blindness.
Nystagmus is the word we use to describe flickering eye movements. In certain circumstances, flickering eye movements are normal, but your dog’s eyes should not flicker when their head is still.
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.
Does your dog leak urine? Have you noticed wet patches on their bedding or fur? Urinary incontinence isn’t normal and shouldn’t be ignored, even in an older dog.
Weepy eyes can be caused by both harmless problems, or something more serious.