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 with sore mouths often eat on one side of their face, eat less or, if the pain is severe, they may stop eating completely.
Brachycephalic means ‘short head’ (flat-faced). Flat-faced breeds are popular because of their loveable nature, but sadly, they often have trouble breathing because of how they look.
Choking is a serious life-threatening problem that needs immediate action. A choking pet will have difficulty breathing, will make choking sounds and might paw at their mouth.
Just like people, dogs can be allergic to something in their food. This often causes skin and/or tummy problems.
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.