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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August 14, 2019

August is Dental Hygiene Month for Pets!

Did you know that dental issues are on the rise for pets? According to the Australian and American Veterinary Dental Societies, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop a dental disease by the age of three!

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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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July 17, 2019

Pain as the presenting complaint in dogs and cats

Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain is a complex and dynamic phenomenon that can be extremely challenging to manage and causes suffering and distress.

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July 17, 2019

Mass lesion in dogs and cats

A mass lesion is a tumor or an abscess that takes space up in an animal's body. It can be benign or malignant.

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