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
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.
A seizure (often called a ‘fit’) is faulty electrical activity in the brain which causes your dog to lose control of their body.
Cats can have allergic reactions just like people. Common triggers include insect stings, plants and medications (including vaccinations).
Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is a skin problem caused by an allergy to something in the environment (such as pollen, moulds, grass or dust mite).
Pockets in between skin folds get very warm and moist. This makes a perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to grow and infections to develop.