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 are very curious and eat some extremely strange things. Unfortunately, some of these items get lodged in their guts and cause a blockage.
Appetites do vary between dogs but if your dog’s eating habits have changed it’s often a sign of a problem.
Just like people, dogs can be allergic to something in their food. This often causes skin and/or tummy problems.
Vets estimate that nearly half of dogs in the UK are overweight! Being obese puts your dog at risk of health problems, and is likely to reduce how long they live.
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.