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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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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October 29, 2018

Respiratory tract infection (RTIs) in cats

A respiratory tract infection in cats is a common condition. Read about the types of cat respiratory infections, causes, symptoms & diagnosis for your feline.

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October 29, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma in dogs

A squamous cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer found in dogs. Learn more about the condition including treatment for your canine, symptoms & therapy.

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October 29, 2018

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.

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October 29, 2018

Vomiting

Pets vomit for a number of reasons as eating something wrong or eating too fast. Read up on the symptoms, treatment & prevention of vomiting in dogs & cats.

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October 29, 2018

Tapeworm

Find out more information about Tapeworm. Get Symptoms , Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention Tips & more

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October 29, 2018

Roundworms

Roundworms or ‘worms’, are a common parasitic worm found in both cats and dogs. Find info on symptoms, treatment and prevention of roundworm.

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October 29, 2018

Patellar luxation

Patellar luxation occurs when the animal’s kneecap becomes dislocated from its femur (thigh bone). Find info on symptoms, causes and treatment here.

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October 29, 2018

Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious and very serious viral infection that attacks a dog’s immune system. Find info on symptoms, treatment & prevention.

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October 29, 2018

Paralysis Tick

The Paralysis Tick is a tick species in Australia that targets wildlife & domesticated pets. Find symptoms, treatments & ways to prevent paralysis tick.

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October 29, 2018

Mange

Mange is an irritating skin disease caused by parasitic mites. See information on symptoms, treatments & tips on preventing Mange in Cats or Dogs.

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October 29, 2018

Dr Jo’s Top 5 Pet Health Tips

In this column, our resident vet and pet lover, Dr Jo, shares some of her insights and advice on tips for keeping your pets happy, fit and healthy.

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October 29, 2018

Luxating Patella

Luxating Patella occurs when the animal’s kneecap becomes dislocated from its femur (thigh bone). Find info on symptoms, causes and treatment here.

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October 29, 2018

Cardiac disease in cats

Cardiac or heart disease is the silent killer of felines. Learn about cardiac disease in cats, what to look out for, life expectancy and treatment.

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