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
Scratching is normal for cats, but sometimes they can seem a bit itchier than normal and may need to see a vet.
Scratching is common in all dogs, however there are many reasons they may have itchier skin than usual.
Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a condition that causes the intervertebral discs (cushions between the backbones) to lose their sponginess, become hard and fragile, and sometimes slip out of place.
Joint supplements can help improve joint health in dogs with arthritis. They are given as a liquid, tablet or capsule and even added to some pet foods.
There can be lots of causes of limping and stiffness in older cats, but arthritis is usually the most common cause.