Dog Care

The Bow Wow team has compiled a library of useful articles about the various diseases and conditions that commonly affect dogs and cats in Australia.

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October 29, 2021

Dog dental care – what you need to know

Dog’s dental care is essential. Learn the best ways to prevent tooth and gum problems in your dog with regular cleanings, brushing and other options.

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October 29, 2021

Controlling & protecting against fleas

What pets and their owners both hate about summer are fleas! This post will help you understand fleas, the right tools and tips to control and treat fleas.

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October 11, 2021

Christmas presents for your dog – The gifts our pooches really want!

With Christmas fast approaching you may still be looking for the perfect present for your furry canine friend. There are lots of things out there that make our heart beat faster but we put a list together of things your dog would really want.

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August 16, 2021

Hair coat and skin conditions in dogs

The skin is the largest and most extensive organ of the body, comprising 12 to 24% of a dog’s weight, depending on its species, size and age. The state of health of the animal, as well as the presence of illness, can be indicated by the skin.

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August 14, 2021

Maintaining your pets’ dental hygiene

70-80% of dogs and cats develop a dental disease by age 3, but dental issues often remain undiagnosed. Learn how to identify these & tips to prevent them.

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August 12, 2021

Tips on how to care for older dogs

Caring for older dogs can be both challenging and rewarding. Learn more about how to best care for your dogs when they are ageing.

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July 28, 2021

How to brush your dog’s teeth

The key to maintaining good oral health - for us and our pets - is prevention. Without regular brushing, plaque and tartar will build up in our dog’s mouths the same way that they do in our own.

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June 17, 2021

How to stop a dog from barking

Learn how to stop your dog from barking at night, at neighbours, when left alone & at other dogs. Stop excessive dog barking with our training tips & tricks.

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June 8, 2021

Desexing Dogs & Puppies: Benefits and costs of neutering or spaying your dog

Desexing of dogs & puppies is important to prevent overpopulation in shelters. Read more on the reasons, benefits & general costs of neutering/spaying dogs.

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March 24, 2021

Indoor workouts for dogs

Drawing inspiration from simple children's games to dog sports like scent work and agility, there are many great options for exercising and stimulating your dog indoors.

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March 23, 2021

Brain workout – Mental exercise for dogs

Keeping your dog in good physical shape and feeding her a good diet ensure overall good health, which contributes to mental well-being. However, dogs need specific mental exercise, too.

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March 18, 2021

Exercising your senior dog

Although she might not be moving as fast or as far as she used to, your senior dog can still partake in many safe and beneficial forms of exercise. Learn more about how to best exercise your senior dog.

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August 13, 2020

Health concerns facing older dogs

What are the signs of ageing in dogs? Learn more about the health issues commonly faced by older dogs at Bow Wow Insurance.

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August 12, 2020

Good and bad human foods – What to feed and what to not feed your dog

Reduce health risks & prevent serious accidents with our dog food guide. Learn what foods can be harmful to dogs and what you can & can't feed your dog.

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April 29, 2020

Emergency dog food: Safe foods for dogs to eat

There are many foods dogs can eat if you’ve run out of your regular dog food. Check out our list of safe dog food alternatives to give your dog or puppy.

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January 7, 2019

Understanding your dog’s behaviour

Get tips and tricks on how to understand and respond to your dog's behaviour. Find out more at Bow Wow Insurance

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October 29, 2018

What Not To Feed Your Pet

Pets always beg for a bite of your human food but remember there are many foods that they can’t eat. Here's a list of foods that your pets shouldn't eat.

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October 29, 2018

Winter pet care tips

Get tips and tricks on how to keep your pets well cared for and Healthy during winter. Find out more at Bow Wow Insurance.

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October 29, 2018

Dew Claws On Dogs: Clipping Dew Claws vs Keeping Them

Clipping of dew claws, also known as a dog’s thumb, is often debated as they lack function & can cause painful injuries. Learn more about dew claw clipping.

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October 29, 2018

Creating a Dog First Aid Kit and Administering First Aid for Dogs

Knowing first aid for your dog and what to do in an emergency could save your pet's life. Find out what you need in your dog first aid kit, plus extra tips!

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October 29, 2018

Dog Insurance – Pet Insurance Claims for Dogs in Australia

The cost of a dog's health can outweigh the cost of dog insurance. This pet insurance cost guide breaks down the common claims for dog insurance policies.

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October 29, 2018

How to wash your dog

Get tips and tricks on how to wash your dog with less stress and effort. Find out more at Bow Wow Insurance

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October 29, 2018

Best Pet Boarding: Finding the right boarding for your pet

Choose the best pet boarding for your dog or cat with these tips on identifying a good cat or dog boarding service. Tips on facilities, costs & services.

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October 29, 2018

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Have you ever wondered why dogs do eat grass? This article from Bow Wow Meow Pet Insurance explains why dogs eat grass and what it does to their nutrition.

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