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
If your dog loves running through long grass, it’s important to check them for grass seeds afterwards. Grass seeds might look small and harmless, but can cause a great deal of trouble.
Hair loss (alopecia) means bald spots, patchy fur or just thinning fur. Parasites, hormone problems and allergies are all common causes of alopecia in dogs.
Harvest mites can often be seen as tiny red/orange ‘dots’ on the skin and fur, and usually cause symptoms like itchy skin and red, inflamed skin on dogs.
Hot spots can appear anywhere on the body and usually look red, angry and wet.
Hypothyroidism is a lack of thyroid hormones due to underactive thyroid glands. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, low energy, and fur loss (alopecia).