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
Elbow dysplasia is a painful condition of the elbow joint that most commonly affects large breed dogs. It causes swelling, pain and eventually arthritis.
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.
Ulcers often appear suddenly and get rapidly worse. However, eyes heal quickly so with vet treatment an ulcer is likely to heal within a few days.
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.
If your dog has developed a big, swollen earflap, it’s most likely to be due to a condition called an aural haematoma. Treatment for a swollen ear will depends on the cause - contact your vet for an appointment.