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
Loss of balance can be caused by many different problems. Balance and coordination are controlled by the inner ear and brain, problems with either of these areas could cause balance issues.
Seizures can be distressing to witness, but remember your pet probably isn’t aware of what is happening to them. Stay calm, keep your pet safe then call your vet for advice.
Rabies is a serious disease that damages the brain and nerves. The UK is currently free from rabies, but many other countries aren’t. If you are travelling with your pet, make sure you vaccinate them against rabies.
Heatstroke is sadly a common problem in dogs during the summer – even in the UK! Heatstroke can cause organ failure and death if it isn’t treated in time.
Distemper is a disease caused by a virus. The virus spreads easily between dogs. It causes a wide range of symptoms including a cough, runny eyes and nose, diarrhoea, high temperature, thickened pads, tremors and fits.