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.
Brachycephalic means ‘short head’ (flat-faced). Flat-faced breeds are popular because of their loveable nature, but sadly, they often have trouble breathing because of how they look.
Unfortunately (for us!), many dogs enjoy the taste of poo, and eating it (coprophagia) is a very normal dog behaviour. Contrary to popular belief, if your dog eats poo, it’s unlikely to be because of a health problem or something missing from their diet.
Appetites do vary between dogs but if your dog’s eating habits have changed it’s often a sign of a problem.
It’s very important to keep your dog’s teeth clean by brushing them regularly. Dental problems can be very painful and if left untreated can cause other problems.