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
Neutering’ is an operation to remove the testicles or ovaries from a dog. Most dogs can be neutered from 6 months old.
A heat (or season) is when a female dog is fertile and can become pregnant. During a heat, it’s likely that your dog will behave differently, bleed from her vulva, and become very interested in male dogs.
Fly strike happens when a fly lays its eggs on a rabbit’s fur which hatch into maggots and burrow under the skin to feed on flesh.
There are several different urine and bladder problems that can affect dogs and can cause symptoms such as difficulty peeing, incontinence and increased thirst.
Having a blocked bladder (being unable to pee) is an emergency and can cause death if left untreated. Contact your vet for an emergency appointment if your cat is struggling to pee.