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
A vaccination, like any other medication, can sometimes cause side effects - fortunately, they are often mild and pass within a few days.
Distemper is a disease caused by a virus. The virus spreads easily between dogs. It causes a wide range of symptoms including a cough, runny eyes and nose, diarrhoea, high temperature, thickened pads, tremors and fits.
Chocolate contains a substance called ‘theobromine’ which is toxic to dogs and cats. It’s similar to caffeine and can cause problems with the nervous system, bowels, kidneys and heart.
Pets can have allergic reactions just like people. Common triggers include insect stings, plants and medications (including vaccinations).
Infectious hepatitis is a serious disease also known as ‘canine adenovirus’ or ‘Rubarth’s Disease’. It affects the liver and other major organs causing a range of symptoms. Your dog can catch infectious hepatitis from contact with an infected dog, or somewhere an infected dog has been.