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
If your dog has a skin allergy, diarrhoea or symptoms of IBD your vet might ask you to carry out a food trial at home in case their symptoms are triggered by something in their food.
Is your cat breathing noisily or faster than usual? Are they sneezing? Are they breathing through their mouth/panting? Any of these symptoms could indicate a problem with their lungs or airways
Unfortunately (for us!), many dogs enjoy the taste of poo, and eating it (coprophagia) is a very normal dog behaviour. Contrary to popular belief, if your dog eats poo, it’s unlikely to be because of a health problem or something missing from their diet.
Appetites do vary between dogs but if your dog’s eating habits have changed it’s often a sign of a problem.
Read about symptoms and causes of asthma in cats, as well as treatment for cat asthma and how to help your cat accept an inhaler.