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
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 12, 2021
Feline Asthma or Feline Allergic Airway Disease (FAAD)
Feline asthma or FAAD is similar to asthma in humans. Affected cats become allergic to allergens in the environment, commonly causing coughing.
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.
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.