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
Removing an eye is usually a last resort, but is necessary in some circumstances. Your vet may advise removing an eye if it’s been badly damaged, is causing pain or is affected by an untreatable condition.
GDV ‘Gastric Dilatation Volvulus’ means a stomach that has bloated and twisted. GDV is a painful, life-threatening emergency that often develops over the period of just a few minutes.
Harvest mites can often be seen as tiny red/orange ‘dots’ on the skin and fur, and usually cause symptoms like itchy skin and red, inflamed skin on dogs.
A poo sample may provide your vet with the information they need to diagnose and treat your dog. For guidance on how to collect a stool sample from your dog, read our step-by-step guide or watch our video.
Hypothyroidism is a lack of thyroid hormones due to underactive thyroid glands. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, low energy, and fur loss (alopecia).