Preventing and Treating Post-Clippering Skin Irritation

Mimi Wight Many Kerries suffer uncomfortable skin irritation from clippering (which is a necessary part of their grooming regime), especially on their tummies, buttocks, and genital areas where the skin is most sensitive. In October of 2003, this topic appeared on KB-L, the Kerry Foundation’s …

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Take your Lumps

Can (or should) anything be done about lipomas (also known as fatty tumors)? Uh-oh. What’s this lump? Any growth on your dog’s body deserves attention, especially one that wasn’t there last time you checked. It could be a sebaceous cyst (a sac filled with sebum, …

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Allergic Reactions to the Kerry Blue Terrier

What is an allergy? An allergy is a hypersensitivity, a misdirected response by the immune system, the body’s defense against a substance that is ordinarily harmless to most people. In people with allergies, the immune system can’t tell the difference between dangerous and harmless substances. …

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Lumps, Bumps and Lesions?

If anyone has had a Kerry Blue Terrier for any length of time you have probably encountered a lump on your dog. Kerry Blue Terriers, although mostly a healthy breed, are prone to sebaceous cysts and other lumps. However, how do you know how to …

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Is That a Skin Tumor?

Any lumps and bumps on your dog’s skin — whether large or small— warrant prompt veterinary diagnosis. Here’s why. There’s no need to panic if you happen to spot a strange lump, bump or scabby sore on your dog’s skin. But it would be wise …

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