Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- 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.
Conjunctivitis is a symptom not a condition. It means inflammation (swelling) of the ‘conjunctiva’. Conjunctivitis can be caused by many different conditions but nearly always causes red, itchy, weepy eyes.
Tear staining is brown, pink or red staining that runs from the corner of the eyes. It’s a very common problem, especially in white coated breeds.
Fleas are tiny insects that live on dogs, cats and in your home. They are much more common in the summer months (April - September).
Hot spots can appear anywhere on the body and usually look red, angry and wet.