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
Pets can get sunburnt just like people, especially if they are light coloured or have a thin/patchy coat. Sunburn is painful, causes skin damage, and can lead to certain types of skin cancer.
Have you noticed your rabbit scratching? losing fur? developing dandruff? It’s possible they could have a skin parasite (fleas, mites or lice).
Pockets in between skin folds get very warm and moist. This makes a perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to grow and infections to develop.
Quickly assess the wound. If there are large areas of skin missing and/or you can see tendons muscles or bones, cover the area with a clean dry dressing and go immediately to your nearest vets.
Quickly assess the bleeding, if your pet has a bleeding wound that is spurting bright red blood, they may have damaged an artery. This bleeding may be more difficult to stop so apply a firm pressure and go immediately to your nearest vets.