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
Dogs can have allergic reactions just like people. Common triggers include insect stings, plants and medications (including vaccinations).
Chocolate contains a substance called ‘theobromine’ which is toxic to dogs and cats. It’s similar to caffeine and can cause problems with the nervous system, bowels, kidneys and heart.
Grapes, raisins, sultanas and currents are all potentially poisonous to dogs. Find out what to do if your dog has eaten any of these foods.
Phone and video consultations are on the rise, and photos are becoming an important part of having an appointment with your vet. This page explains how to take useful pictures for your vet to look at.