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
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.
Entropion is when an eyelid rolls in towards the eyeball, causing fur and eyelashes to rub the surface of the eye. It is very painful and often leads to problems such as conjunctivitis, infections and ulcers.
Diarrhoea is a very common problem in dogs with many possible causes. If your dog has diarrhoea (without blood or mucus) but seems well in themselves, you may want to try settling their stomach at home.
A seizure (often called a ‘fit’) is faulty electrical activity in the brain which causes your dog to lose control of their body.