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 29, 2018

Dew Claws On Dogs: Clipping Dew Claws vs Keeping Them

Dew claws are short nails on the site of the foot that don’t touch the ground. They are often referred to as a dog’s thumb, but they have a lot less purpose and value to a dog than a human’s thumb does.

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October 29, 2018

Otitis externa

Otitis externa is a common disorder of the ear in dogs and cats. It is not a disease but a collection of symptoms that are secondary to a disease or infection.

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October 29, 2018

Osteoarthritis in dogs

The most common form of arthritis in dogs is osteoarthritis, also known as “OA”, rheumatism or degenerative joint disease (DJD).

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October 29, 2018

Eye (ocular) anomaly in dogs and cats

In medical terminology, an anomaly is an abnormality that is present at birth. An eye or ocular anomaly is a defect affecting the structure of the eye that is evident at birth, or shortly after. This is also known as a congenital disorder or birth defect.

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October 29, 2018

Keratoconjunctivis sicca (KCS) in cats

Keratoconjunctivis sicca (KCS) is an eye disease that is also commonly referred to as “dry eye.” KCS is an inflammation of the cornea, which is the clear, transparent front of the eye, and the conjunctiva, which is the delicate membrane lining the eye, brought about by dryness of the eye.

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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 (PLE) refers to an excessive loss of protein from the bloodstream in the intestinal tract. The word “enteropathy” means any disease of the intestinal system. Protein losing enteropathy is not a specific disease but rather a syndrome associated with several gastrointestinal (GI) diseases in dogs that result in a loss of protein from the intestines.

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October 29, 2018

Respiratory tract infection (RTIs) in cats

A respiratory tract infection (RTIs) is an infectious disease that can affect the nose, sinuses and throat (upper respiratory tract) or the airways or lungs (lower respiratory tract). 

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October 29, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma in dogs

Carcinomas are cancers that develop in cells which cover the internal organs and outer surfaces of the body. A squamous cell carcinoma is a form of skin cancer; more specifically it is a malignant tumour in the epidermal cells of the skin.

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October 29, 2018

Stop the itching – What you need to know about allergies in dogs

What you need to know about allergies in dogs.

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October 29, 2018

Vomiting

Dogs and cats vomit for a wide variety of reasons.  Sometimes they may have eaten something that didn’t agree with them or maybe they ate too fast. 

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October 29, 2018

Tapeworm

A tapeworm is a parasite; a long worm that attaches itself to your dog or cat’s intestines using a system of suckers or muscular grooves.

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