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
Appetites do vary between dogs but if your dog’s eating habits have changed it’s often a sign of a problem.
Gastroenteritis is a general term for a stomach and gut upsets. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and gut pain.
Just like people, dogs can be allergic to something in their food. This often causes skin and/or tummy problems.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes one or both thyroid glands to become enlarged and overactive. The majority of cases are caused by harmless swellings.
If you think your dog might be losing weight it’s important to have them checked, and to tell you vet about any other symptoms you’ve noticed, such as vomiting, diarrhoea, low energy, or changes in their appetite and thirst.