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
Hair loss (alopecia) means bald spots, patchy fur or just thinning fur. Parasites, hormone problems and allergies are all common causes of alopecia in dogs.
Has your dog been shaking his/her head more than usual? Head shaking shouldn’t be ignored because it can indicate many different problems, usually related to the ears.
Hip dysplasia is a painful condition of the hip joint that commonly affects medium to large breed pedigree dogs. It causes swelling, pain and eventually arthritis.
Hot spots can appear anywhere on the body and usually look red, angry and wet.
Scratching is common in all dogs, however there are many reasons they may have itchier skin than usual.