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

Roundworms

Roundworms, also commonly referred to as ‘worms’ are an extremely common parasitic worm found in both cats and dogs.

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October 29, 2018

Patellar luxation

Luxation of the patellar is a condition where the kneecap moves out of its correct position, causing the animal a great deal of pain. Dogs can often kick the patella back into place but, if not corrected, the condition can lead to lameness.

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October 29, 2018

Parvovirus

The Parvovirus, Parvo, or Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious and very serious viral infection that attacks a dog’s immune system.

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October 29, 2018

Paralysis Tick

The Paralysis Tick or Ixodes Holocyclusis is the only tick species in Australia that poses a real threat to pets.

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October 29, 2018

Mange

Mange or demodex is an irritating skin disease, caused by parasitic mites, that is common in both cats and 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 for keeping your pets happy, fit and healthy.

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October 29, 2018

Luxating Patella

Patella luxation is a very common issue among dogs (and rarely among cats) of all ages and breeds, though it is known to affect smaller breeds such as Pomeranians and Chihuahuas more commonly than larger breeds and there appears to be a higher rate of occurrence among female dogs.

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October 29, 2018

Cardiac disease in cats

The heart and blood vessels (arteries and veins) are part of the cardiovascular system.

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October 29, 2018

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough or infectious tracheobronchitis is a common infection that affects both dogs and cats. Kennel Cough is a contagious condition; it is caused by a mix of bad bacteria and viruses that targets the animal’s respiratory system.

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October 29, 2018

Arthritis in dogs and cats

 Arthritis is a general term for abnormal changes in a joint. Usually it relates to inflammation of the joint, which hampers movement and causes discomfort and pain.

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October 29, 2018

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a common condition among dogs, particularly large and giant breeds. Small dogs can be affected but they are less likely to show signs.

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October 29, 2018

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) describes a group of diseases affecting the bladder and urethra of cats which show similar clinical signs.

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