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 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.
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.
February 25, 2021
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs and cats
Progressive retinal atrophy (or PRA) describes a group of conditions in which an atrophy or degeneration of retinal tissue occurs. PRA primarily affects the rods and cones and occurs commonly in dogs but rarely in cats.
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.
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.
February 12, 2019
Feline Asthma or Feline Allergic Airway disease (FAAD)
Feline asthma is similar to asthma in humans. Affected cats become allergic to allergens present in their immediate environment, commonly causing coughing.
October 29, 2018
Dew Claws On Dogs: Clipping Dew Claws vs Keeping Them
Clipping of dew claws, also known as a dog’s thumb, is often debated as they lack function & can cause painful injuries. Learn more about dew claw clipping.