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.

You can search for articles below by selecting a category or enter a relevant keyword.

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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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