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
Vets estimate that over a third of cats in the UK are overweight. An overweight cat is at risk of health problems and a shorter lifespan.
A third of pet rabbits in the UK are overweight. Overweight rabbits are at risk of health problems and a shorter lifespan.
Weight loss in cats is often a sign of a problem. However, it can be hard to spot – especially if your cat is losing weight slowly or if they have a very fluffy coat.
GDV ‘Gastric Dilatation Volvulus’ means a stomach that has bloated and twisted. GDV is a painful, life-threatening emergency that often develops over the period of just a few minutes.
Addison’s disease is a rare condition that develops when the body’s natural steroid levels drop dangerously low. Natural steroids are normally produced by the adrenal glands, and Addison’s develops if the glands stop working.