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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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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