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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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

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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July 17, 2019

Diabetes in Dogs: Causes, symptoms, treatment and diabetes-friendly diets

Diabetes in dogs is caused by the inability to properly regulate blood sugar. Read about the causes, symptoms, treatment and suitable diets for diabetic dogs.

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February 28, 2019

Abnormal faeces in dogs and cats

Abnormal faeces describe any state of the any faeces that are different than normal. They could be very hard, liquid, with blood etc.

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February 28, 2019

Congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs and cats

Congestive heart failure (CHF) occurs in animals when the heart is unable to pump an adequate amount of blood through the body. As a result, fluids will leak into the lung and elsewhere.

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February 28, 2019

Urinary tract infection (UTI) in cats

When animals get a Urinary tract infection (UTI), they may strain or have difficulty urinating and they may have blood in their urine.

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February 26, 2019

Bite injury in cats and dogs

Injuries from animal bites can range from bruises and small scratches to life threatening wounds requiring intensive medical care.

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February 21, 2019

Urethral disorder in cats

Urethral disorder in cats is a condition in which there is a deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of the urethra.

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February 21, 2019

Renal (kidney) disorder in dogs and cats

Renal diseases refers to any type of condition which damages the animal's kidneys and can lead to kidney failure.

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February 20, 2019

Nail disorder and torn nails in dogs and cats

A nail or claw disorder is any disease or potentually injury to the animal's toe and nail.

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February 14, 2019

Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS) in dogs

Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS) refers to a set of upper airway abnormalities that affect brachycephalic (meaning "shortened head") animals.

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February 14, 2019

Sarcoma in dogs

Soft tissue sarcoma is a group of benign or malignant tumors that form in an animal’s soft and/or connective tissues. 

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February 14, 2019

Intervertebral disc disorder (IVDD) in dogs

Intervertebral disc disorder (IVDD) in dogs is a condition where the intervertebral discs (the cushioning between the bones of the spine) will swell or rupture over time. This can lead to damage of the spinal cord.

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