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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May 30, 2024

Homemade dog food made easy with bonus recipe

Explore the reasons why dogs will thrive on a homemade diet. Understand your pet's nutritional needs for optimal health with this guide for pet owners

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May 29, 2024

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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May 29, 2024

Paralysis tick in dogs and cats

The paralysis tick is a tick species in Australia that targets wildlife & domesticated pets. Find out symptoms, treatments & ways to prevent paralysis tick.

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April 30, 2024

Why does my dog lick me? Understanding canine affection

Explore the reasons why dogs lick their owners and how it relates to canine affection. Understand your pet's behaviour better with this guide for pet owners

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April 10, 2024

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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April 8, 2024

Dog desexing cost: Understanding neutering and spaying expenses

The cost of dog desexing can vary depending on various factors. Find out more about the expenses involved in dog desexing and how much you can expect to pay.

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March 19, 2024

Calming songs for anxious dogs: 50,000+ Spotify songs analysed

Find top Spotify playlists soothing anxious dogs during storms, fireworks & noisy events. Analysis of 53K+ songs & 295 playlists for calming your furry friend.

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March 14, 2024

Understanding Pet Insurance: Does it cover desexing?

Learn about pet insurance coverage for desexing procedures. Discover if your furry friend's spaying or neutering costs can be included in your pet insurance plan

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February 29, 2024

IVDD Pet Insurance in Australia: Comprehensive Coverage

Looking for pet insurance in Australia that covers IVDD? Protect your furry friend with comprehensive coverage, ensuring peace of mind & financial security.

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February 27, 2024

Asbestos and pets – what you need to know

Learn how to keep your pet safe during the Sydney asbestos mulch crisis. Everything you need to know about the risk of asbestos exposure to your dog or cat.

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February 7, 2024

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your furry friend

Show your dog or cat how much you love them this Valentine's Day with these top ideas: hang out together, date night, snuggle time, special treats and more

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January 30, 2024

How long can you leave a dog or puppy alone?

Find out the safe duration to leave your furry friend alone. Learn tips and tricks to keep your dog happy and entertained while you're away.

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November 7, 2023

How to tell if your dog is sick? Know the signs

Learn the warning signs that your dog may be sick. Discover when to take them to the vet, common health problems, and preventative measures to keep them healthy.

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September 29, 2023

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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September 14, 2023

Toxic plants for dogs: Protect your canine companions

Discover the hazards of toxic plants for dogs in our guide. Safeguard your beloved companion from potential dangers. Stay informed and keep them safe

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September 4, 2023

What are the different types of intestinal worms in dogs?

Worms can not only make your dog sick, but some of them can also infect humans too. Here are the things you need to know about worms in dogs and tip how to prevent them.

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August 16, 2023

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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August 14, 2023

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, 2023

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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July 29, 2023

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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July 29, 2023

Symptoms, causes and treatment for hair loss in dogs

Some hair loss in dogs is common but large amounts of dog hair loss may be a concern. Read more on common causes of hair loss in dogs, symptoms & treatment.

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July 5, 2023

How smart is your dog?

Are you wondering "How smart is my dog?".Read our top tips and tricks for testing your dog's intelligence & how your can help them become even cleverer!

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June 26, 2023

Winter pet care and grooming tips

Find out how to keep you pets well cared for through winter. Learn tips and tricks to keep your dog or cat warm & healthy.

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May 8, 2023

Keeping our pets warm, dry and safe through winter

Pets can suffer during winter's colder conditions. Read our top tips and advice for keeping your dog or cat warm, dry and in good health this winter.

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March 22, 2023

Signs & symptoms of ear mites in dogs

Dogs with ear mites may scratch their ears, head, and neck, get skin rashes, and even shake their heads. Here are signs and symptoms when your dog suffers an itchy ear mites.

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November 9, 2022

Christmas presents for your cat – The gifts our kitties really want!

With Christmas approaching you may be looking for the perfect present for your furry feline. We've put a list together of gifts your kitty would love to find under the tree!

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November 9, 2022

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

With Christmas approaching you may be looking for the perfect present for your pooch. We've put a list together of gifts your dog would love to find under the tree!

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November 2, 2022

Leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis in dogs is a bacterial infection that can have fatal consequences. Here’s everything you need to know and how to prevent this from happening.

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October 11, 2022

Best dog toys available in Australia

Choosing the best dog toys for your dog can provide comfort and keep them entertained. Here are a few top toy picks from us perfect for every type of dog."

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April 27, 2022

Home-alone boredom busters for dogs

Searching for inspiration to keep your dog occupied while they are alone at home? Read our top tips & stimulating activities to keep them out of trouble.

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February 1, 2022

Dog sports: fun activities for dogs & owners

Taking part in a dog sport such as agility, flyball or dock-diving is a lot of fun for both you and your dog as well as a great physical & mental challenge.

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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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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 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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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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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

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

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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October 29, 2018

Cleaning dogs’ ears

Dogs can easily get wax and dirt build-up in their ears which can result in infection. Here's a useful guide to help you clean your dogs ears properly.

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October 29, 2018

How Much Should I feed My Dog?

There's endless debate on dry or wet food, portion size and frequency. What we can say for sure if that feeding your dog food too much or often is bad news.

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