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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July 17, 2023

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, 2023

Diabetes in dogs

Diabetes in dogs is a relatively common chronic condition in dogs. Read about the causes, symptoms, treatment cost and management of this condition.

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July 5, 2023

Anal sac disorder in dogs

The anal sacs may become impacted, infected, abscessed or in rare cases, neoplastic. Read up on the symptoms, treatment & cost of anal sac disorder in dogs.

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June 29, 2023

Paralysis tick in dogs and cats

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

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March 22, 2023

Signs & symptoms of ear mites in dogs

Dogs with ear mites may scratch their ears, head, and neck, get skin rashes, and even shake their heads. Here are signs and symptoms when your dog suffers an itchy ear mites.

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February 26, 2023

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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November 2, 2022

Leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis in dogs is a bacterial infection that can have fatal consequences. Here’s everything you need to know and how to prevent this from happening.

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October 29, 2022

Distemper in dogs and cats

Distemper in dogs and cats is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Learn about Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and more.

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December 2, 2021

Litter tray aversion in cats

Cats often change their toileting behaviours if they have issues with their litter tray & the problem can become chronic. Learn how to retrain to the tray.

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November 26, 2021

Inappropriate urination in cats

Urinating outside the litter tray can be brought on by an underlying medical condition or it could be a behavioural issue resulting from stress.

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November 24, 2021

Hyperthyroidism in cats and dogs

Hyperthyroidism is a common disease of older cats and a rare but serious condition in dogs. It is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid glands.

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October 29, 2021

Tapeworm in dogs and cats

Tapeworm is one of the most common parasitic worms in dogs and cats in Australia. Learn the symptoms, treatment & prevention tips to keep your pet healthy.

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