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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May 4, 2022

Cat play and toys – it’s not just fun & games!

Play is serious business for cats. Discover the best toys for solo and interactive play and top tips for getting the most out of playtime.

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March 1, 2022

The top 10 benefits of having a cat

We’ve analysed some recent studies and found the top ten scientifically backed reasons why cat parents are better off than their pet-less counterparts.

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December 2, 2021

Litter tray aversion in cats

Cats often change their toileting behaviours if they have issues with their litter tray & the problem can become chronic. Learn how to retrain to the tray.

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November 26, 2021

Inappropriate urination in cats

Urinating outside the litter tray can be brought on by an underlying medical condition or it could be a behavioural issue resulting from stress.

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November 24, 2021

Hyperthyroidism in cats and dogs

Hyperthyroidism is a common disease of older cats and a rare but serious condition in dogs. It is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid glands.

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November 19, 2021

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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October 29, 2021

Tapeworm in dogs and cats

Tapeworm is one of the most common parasitic worms in dogs and cats in Australia. Learn the symptoms, treatment & prevention tips to keep your pet healthy.

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October 29, 2021

Roundworms in dogs and cats

Roundworms or ‘worms’, are a common parasitic worm found in both cats and dogs. Find info on symptoms, treatment and prevention of roundworm.

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October 29, 2021

Mange in dogs and cats

Mange is an irritating skin disease caused by parasitic mites. See information on symptoms, treatments & tips on preventing mange in cats or dogs.

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October 29, 2021

Arthritis in dogs and cats

Arthritis in dogs is a common condition. Read more about the types of arthritis found among dogs and cats, symptoms, causes and treatment for pets.

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October 29, 2021

Heartworm in dogs and cats

Heartworms can be life-threatening for your pet. Learn why they are so dangerous, what to look out for and options for treatment and prevention.

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October 29, 2021

Pancreatitis in dogs

Dog or canine pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, considered to be a mild to serious. Find info on symptoms, treatments & prevention.

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October 29, 2021

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) in dogs

Cushing's Disease is a common endocrine disorder in dogs characterised by the overproduction of cortisol. Learn the symptoms, causes, diagnosis & treatments

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October 29, 2021

Cushing’s Disease in dogs

Find out more information about Cushing's Disease Symptoms and Treatments. Get Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention Tips & more.

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October 29, 2021

Addison’s Disease in dogs and cats

Addison's Disease is a deficit of cortisol or aldosterone hormone. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention & more

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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 14, 2021

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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July 29, 2021

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, 2021

Stop the itching – What you need to know about allergies in dogs

Allergies in dogs are common and nearly 20% of dogs suffer from different types of allergies. Find the symptoms, treatments and great products to cure them.

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July 17, 2021

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, 2021

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

Diabetes in dogs is a relatively common chronic conditionin dogs. Read about the causes, symptoms, treatment and management of this condition.

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June 29, 2021

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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June 29, 2021

Kennel Cough

Find out more information about Kennel Cough. Get Symptoms , Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention Tips & more.

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February 25, 2021

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs and cats

Progressive retinal atrophy describes a group of conditions in which an atrophy or degeneration of retinal tissue occurs. PRA occurs commonly in dogs but rarely in cats.

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