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
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. Osteosarcomas are painful tumours that often first appear as hot, solid, tender swellings. They are most common in leg bones, but can affect any bone in the body.
Cognitive dysfunction (‘doggy dementia’) is a condition that can develop in some dogs as their brain ages. The cause isn’t fully understood, but it’s known to be made worse by changes such as a build-up of a harmful protein (beta amyloid), and poor blood flow.
Diarrhoea is a very common problem in dogs with many possible causes. If your dog has diarrhoea (without blood or mucus) but seems well in themselves, you may want to try settling their stomach at home.
If you have a pregnant dog, it’s important to be well informed and prepared for her whelping to reduce the chance of problems.
Tear staining is brown, pink or red staining that runs from the corner of the eyes. It’s a very common problem, especially in white coated breeds.