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
Hip dysplasia is a painful condition of the hip joint that commonly affects medium to large breed pedigree dogs. It causes swelling, pain and eventually arthritis.
If your rabbit is limping it is usually a sign of something serious.
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.
A saddle thrombus is a blood clot that blocks blood supply to the back legs. Symptoms appear suddenly and include severely painful, paralysed back legs. A saddle thrombus is an emergency.
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a very common condition that causes painful, swollen joints.