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
Mounting and humping is normal for both male and female dogs, and occurs for a number of reasons (not always sexual). Distracting your dog, teaching them appropriate behaviour and neutering can help prevent humping.
During Covid-19 lockdown, your veterinary practice might not be able to offer routine procedures such as neutering. Read our advice on keeping them safe.
Scooting is the word we use to describe a dog sitting down and dragging their bottom along the ground. There are a number of things that could cause scooting.
Cryptorchidism is when one or both testicles fail to drop into the scrotum (ball sack).
Myxomatosis is a virus that causes severe disease and is usually fatal. It’s common in wild rabbits and spreads easily to pet rabbits.