Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- 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
Dogs with sore mouths often eat on one side of their face, eat less or, if the pain is severe, they may stop eating completely.
Although your puppy's teeth will naturally fall out to make room for their adult teeth, wobbly teeth in adult dogs is cause for concern.
Hand rearing puppies can be very rewarding, but is a big commitment. Hand rearing involves keeping your puppies warm, regular feeding, toileting, cleaning, health monitoring and socialisation.
Curious dogs can get their paws on all sorts of things - food, bones, rubber toys, stones. Here's what to do if you think your dog has eaten something that might be harmful.
Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria. They don’t help with infections caused by other bugs such as viruses.