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
Diarrhoea is very common in dogs and mild cases usually pass within a couple of days. Find out when to contact your vet and how you can care for your dog at home.
Giardia is a very small parasite that attacks the lining of the guts and causes diarrhoea.
Parvovirus (parvo) is a nasty virus that causes causes severe diarrhoea, vomiting and illness in dogs and puppies.
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.
If your dog has a skin allergy, diarrhoea or symptoms of IBD your vet might ask you to carry out a food trial at home in case their symptoms are triggered by something in their food.