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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February 13, 2019

Hepatobiliary system disorders in cats

The hepatobiliary system refers to the liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, and how they work together to make bile.

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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.

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February 12, 2019

Epilepsy in dogs and cats

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brief, recurrent changes in the electrical activity of the brain lead to seizures or 'fits'.

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February 7, 2019

Canine ear (aural) disease

Ear diseases are common in animals and often caused by bacteria and yeast, or ear mites in puppies. Common signs are ear rubbing, head shaking, abnormal odor from te ear or redness or swelling.

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February 5, 2019

Biliary tract disorder in cats

Biliary tract disease affects the bile ducts, gallbladder and other structures involved in the production and transportation of bile, a fluid produced by the liver that aids digestion.

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February 5, 2019

Anal sac disorder in dogs

Anal sac disorder is very common in animals. It starts off with an impaction of the sacs and can progress to an infection or abscess.

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February 5, 2019

Abscess from a bite in cats and dogs

An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body. In this case it has been caused by a bite wound.

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January 7, 2019

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a condition where the conjunctiva membrane in the eye area is inflamed. Read more on symptoms & treatments of Conjunctivitis in dogs.

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December 5, 2018

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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October 30, 2018

Pneumonia in cats

Pneumonia is a respiratory disease which is characterised by an inflammation of the lungs and bronchi, the airways which feed air into the lungs.

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October 30, 2018

Gait abnormality

A dog’s gait is the pattern of repetitive limb motions. Learn how you can identify a gait abnormality in your dog, symptoms, signs, treatment and more.

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October 30, 2018

Pancreatitis in cats

Pancreatitis, is a relatively common disease in both dogs and cats with no clear specific cause of the condition. Read about feline pancreatitis treatment.

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October 30, 2018

Mast cell tumours in dogs

Mast cell tumours in dogs are the most common type of dog skin cancer found. Read about dog life expectancy, what to look out for, symptoms and treatment.

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October 30, 2018

Colitis in felines

Colitis in cats is a chronic bowel disease resulting from inflammation of the colon causing discomfort and diarrhea. Learn more about feline colitis here.

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October 30, 2018

Feline constipation

Although uncomfortable constipation is one of the most common digestive problems associated with felines. Learn more about cat constipation, signs & causes.

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October 30, 2018

Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer is diagnosed among dogs and cats when deeper layers of the cornea are lost. Learn about this eye condition, symptoms, causes and more here.

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October 30, 2018

Megacolon in cats

Just like humans, cats can also suffer from megacolon or constipation. Find the right treatment for your cat and learn about causes, signs & symptoms.

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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.

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October 29, 2018

Otitis externa

Otitis externa is a common disorder of the ear in dogs, where the external ear canal become inflamed. Learn the causes, symptoms and diagnosis in your dog.

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October 29, 2018

Osteoarthritis in dogs

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in dogs and often develops slowly. Learn about symptoms, contributing factors in dogs & diagnosis.

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October 29, 2018

Eye (ocular) anomaly in dogs and cats

Collie eye anomaly (CEA) is an inherited congenital eye disease found among dogs and cats. Learn more about dog collie eye disorders, symptoms & treatment.

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October 29, 2018

Keratoconjunctivis sicca (KCS) in cats

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a condition that is commonly referred to as "dry eye." Learn more about dry eye syndrome in cats, symptoms & treatment.

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October 29, 2018

Lymphadenopathy in cats

Lymphadenopathy in cats is also known as swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about the types of inflammation in cats, symptoms, causes, diagnosis & treatment.

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October 29, 2018

Protein losing enteropathy (PLE) in dogs

Protein-losing enteropathy in dogs refers to an excessive loss of protein from the bloodstream in the intestinal tract. Learn the causes, symptoms & diagnosis.

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