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
An aural haematoma is a blood blister that forms inside an earflap after a blood vessel bursts. They usually develop due to head shaking or ear scratching because of an ear infection or skin problem.
Entropion is when an eyelid rolls in towards the eyeball, causing fur and eyelashes to rub the surface of the eye. It is very painful and often leads to problems such as conjunctivitis, infections and ulcers.
Epilepsy (also known as ‘idiopathic epilepsy’), is a common cause of seizures in dogs between 6 months and 6 years old. Epilepsy is often inherited (passed down from a parent) and can’t be cured but can usually be managed with medication.
Vestibular disease/syndrome is a problem that affects balance and coordination; caused by any condition that disturbs the balance (vestibular) centre in the ear and brain.
Hypothyroidism is a lack of thyroid hormones due to underactive thyroid glands. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, low energy, and fur loss (alopecia).