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
Demodex causes red, crusty skin, hair loss and a scaly coat, worst around the eyes and feet. Demodex is normally quite simple to diagnose but treatment can be challenging.
Louse infestations in cats and dogs are quite rare. They are most common in vulnerable pets (young, old or unwell) and pets kept in dirty, overcrowded conditions.
Kennel cough is a condition that causes a nasty cough in dogs. It’s very contagious, but isn’t often serious.
Ear mites are tiny parasites that can affect ears and are especially common in puppies. They can be caught from other pets, but can also climb into your dog’s ears from the environment.
If your dog has developed a big, swollen earflap, it’s most likely to be due to a condition called an aural haematoma. Treatment for a swollen ear will depends on the cause - contact your vet for an appointment.