Diseases & conditions

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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April 21, 2020

Understanding your dog’s hip surgery

Find out more about treatment options for Hip Dysplasia in Dogs & similar conditions, including total hip replacement surgery. Learn about costs & recovery.

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October 16, 2019

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, 2019

Maintaining your pets’ Dental Hygiene

Did you know that dental issues are on the rise for pets? 70-80% of dogs and cats develop a dental disease by age 3! Dental issues in pets often remain undiagnosed for a long time.

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July 23, 2019

Uveitis in dogs and cats

Uveitis refers to inflammation of a structure inside the eye called the uveal tract. The uveal tract lines the inside of the eye.

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July 23, 2019

Skeletal abnormality in dogs and cats

Skeletal abnormalities are described as any deformity of the animal's skeleton. They may be caused by a wide range of causes.

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July 23, 2019

Pruritus in dogs and cats

This is the medical term used to define an animal's desire to itch, or the sensation that provokes its desire to scratch, rub, chew, or lick its hair and skin.

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July 23, 2019

Polyuria and Polydipsia in dogs and cats

Polydipsia refers to an increased level of thirst in dogs, while polyuria refers to an abnormally high urine production.

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July 18, 2019

Intoxication (poisoning) in dogs and cats

Intoxication refers to some kind of poisoning. This could come from medication, toxins, plants or foods.

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July 18, 2019

Fracture of thoracic limb in dogs and cats

Fractures of the thoracic limb include fractures of the scapula, humerus, radius and ulna as well as manus. They cause acute, non-weight bearing lameness of the front legs.

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July 18, 2019

Fracture of the skull in dogs and cats

Fractures of an animal's skull often result from traumatic injuries such as car accidents, bites, or falls.

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July 18, 2019

Fracture of pelvic limb in dogs and cats

Fractures of the pelvic limb include fractures of the scapula, humerus, radius and ulna as well as manus. They cause acute, non-weight bearing lameness of the front legs.

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July 17, 2019

Wounds in dogs and cats

Animals can get wounded in many ways, and different wounds require different treatments. They may include puncture wounds, abrasions or lacerations.

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