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
Struggling to breathe is a life-threatening emergency. Take your pet to your nearest vets if they are struggling to breathe, call them on the way to let them know you are coming.
If your pet is in pain, contact your vet, if they are in severe pain, take them straight to your vet. Severe pain often indicates a serious problem, even if it the cause isn’t obvious.
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s) are a group of medicines used to fight inflammation. They reduce high temperatures, heat, swelling and pain.
Pets can get sunburnt just like people! Hairless skin and areas of thin or light-coloured fur are most at risk. Sunburn causes skin damage and can lead to certain types of skin cancer.
Ticks are blood sucking parasites that attach to, and feed on pets. Ticks that are removed quickly and correctly don’t usually cause problems.