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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January 21, 2024

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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September 6, 2023

Arthritis in dogs and cats

Arthritis in dogs & cats is common as they age. Read up on the types, symptoms, treatment & cost of arthritis in dogs & cats.

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September 6, 2023

Cruciate disease in dogs and cats

Cruciate ligament injury is a condition more common in dogs than cats. Learn more about cruciate disease, cost of treatment, causes, pain management & more.

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September 5, 2023

Skin allergies in dogs & cats

Looking after a pet with a skin allergy can require a lot of time, effort and money. Find the common types of skin allergies in pets & what can cause them.

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September 5, 2023

Vomiting in dogs and cats

Pets vomit for many reasons including eating something wrong or eating too fast. Read up on the symptoms, treatment & cost of vomiting in dogs & cats.

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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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September 4, 2023

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

FLUTD is the most common lower urinary tract disorder of domestic cats. Learn more about the disease including treatment for your cat, causes and more.

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August 31, 2023

The top 5 health problems for cats

There are some common health conditions that can affect cats. We share what these are, how much they could cost & give advice to prevent them.

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August 30, 2023

The top 5 health problems for dogs

There are some common health conditions that can affect dogs. We share what these are, how much they could cost & share tips & tricks to prevent them.

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August 30, 2023

Constipation in cats

Although uncomfortable, constipation is one of the most common digestive problems associated with cats. Learn more about cat constipation, signs & causes.

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August 29, 2023

Osteoarthritis in dogs

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in dogs and often develops slowly. Learn about symptoms, contributing factors in dogs & diagnosis.

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August 29, 2023

Cardiac disease in cats

Cardiac or heart disease is the silent killer of felines. Learn about cardiac disease in cats, what to look out for, life expectancy and treatment.

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August 29, 2023

Urolithiasis in dogs and cats

Urolithiasis or Kidney Stones in dogs and cats can cause irritation, infection, pain, obstruction of the flow of urine and even a fatal blockage.

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August 19, 2023

Hypothyroidism in dogs and cats

Hypothyroidism in dogs is a common condition. Read more about underactive thyroid in dogs and cats, symptoms to look for, causes and treatment options.

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August 18, 2023

Cataracts in dogs and cats

A cataract is an opacity of the lens that prevents light from reaching the retina. They can develop in one or both eyes, leading to vision impairment and/or blindness.

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August 14, 2023

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in dogs

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in dogs is a serious health condition. Learn more about IVDD, cost of treatment, causes, pain management & more.

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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 8, 2023

The top 5 health problems for puppies

There are some common health conditions that can affect puppies. We share what these are & share tips & tricks to keep your puppy safe & healthy.

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August 5, 2023

Dermatitis in dogs and cats

Dermatitis is a condition that can affect both dogs and cats. Learn more about atopic and contact dermatitis and know the best treatment for your pet.

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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 29, 2023

Ear infections in dogs and cats

Otitis externa is a common ear condition in dogs & cats, where the external ear canal becomes inflamed. Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & cost.

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July 29, 2023

Diarrhoea in dogs and cats

Pets can get diarrhoea from a virus, bacteria, digestive disorder or dietary issue. Read up on the symptoms, treatment & cost of diarrhoea in dogs & cats.

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July 29, 2023

Alimentary foreign body in dogs and cats

Foreign bodies lodged in the stomach can have life-threatening consequences for dogs and cats. Learn about bowel obstruction in dogs, diagnosis and more.

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July 18, 2023

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 hind legs.

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