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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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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December 10, 2018

Caring for your elderly dog

It’s hard to come to terms with fact we all get older. Just like humans, our dogs get older too and, as they age, they will require different and specific care.

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October 29, 2018

What Not To Feed Your Pet

We’ve put together a useful guide for what your pets can and can’t eat. Some foods can poison your pets and others can even rupture their organs. If you’ve ever wondered what foods are dangerous, then you’ve come to the right place.

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October 29, 2018

Winter pet care tips

Whether you like it not, it’s that time of year again and if you’re already starting to feel the first chills of winter, then it’s likely your pet has too.

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October 29, 2018

Dew Claws On Dogs: Clipping Dew Claws vs Keeping Them

Dew claws are short nails on the site of the foot that don’t touch the ground. They are often referred to as a dog’s thumb, but they have a lot less purpose and value to a dog than a human’s thumb does.

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October 29, 2018

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

In a dog first aid situation the number one rule is to stay calm and don’t overreact, even if your beloved fur baby becomes unconscious or cries out in pain. Easier said than done!

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October 29, 2018

Dog Insurance – Pet Insurance Claims for Dogs in Australia

We know that owning a dog can get expensive. In fact, many of the people we talk to joke that raising kids can be comparable or sometimes turn out cheaper! But in all seriousness, owning a dog is a big responsibility and just like humans, dogs will fall ill at some point in their lives—it’s just inevitable.

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October 29, 2018

How to wash your dog

Similarly to the kids, bath time for dogs can either be a heavenly experience or a nightmare. Washing your dog needn’t be a difficult task with the right advice and, once all is said and done, it’s not exactly rocket science, right?

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October 29, 2018

Best Pet Boarding: Finding the right boarding for your pet

The holiday season is fast approaching and you may be planning a trip away without your furry friend.

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October 29, 2018

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Ever wondered why your dog won’t touch vegetables but is more than happy to much on the lawn? Well most of us have wondered at some point or another but never really understood the reason.

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October 29, 2018

Dog dental care – what you need to know

Something that is often overlooked by dog owners is their dog’s dental care. We take our dental health very seriously and, in turn, we should be doing the same for our pets.

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October 29, 2018

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

Are you interested in learning more about dog desexing, or deciding whether or not to desex your pet? The topic of dog desexing and when to do it is often debated, and there seems to be new research coming out regularly supporting one viewpoint or another. This article aims to give an overview on the benefits of desexing male and female dogs, when the ideal time to desex a dog is and how much the desexing procedure usually costs.

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October 29, 2018

Controlling Fleas This Summer

It’s a hot, humid Sydney summer once again. And when we ask our customers what their pet hate about summer is, the answer is always the same – fleas!

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October 29, 2018

Cleaning dogs’ ears

You may have thought that it’s not all that important to keep a dog’s ears clean. In fact, many dogs will go their whole lives without getting their ears cleaned.

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October 29, 2018

How Much Should I feed My Dog?

Making the right diet choices is tough. Often we get people asking us what the best dog foods are, we get asked the dry vs. canned food question, as well as portion size and how frequently dogs should be fed.

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