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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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Eye Problems in The Kerry Blue Terrier

Because of the facial hair, eye infections in Kerries can be common. The facial hair does protect the eyes in some circumstances. However, the hair can be the cause of the problem if it is frequently getting into the eyes. This probably varies between dogs …

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Canine Cyst Removal

Image Credit: Animal Clinic at Equestrian Woods youtube video: Popping a Sebaceous Cyst on a Dog : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvt0fRFmcuI Cysts in Kerries are common. Some breed lines are more affected than others. Cysts can be removed surgically, but may come back. They are not cancerous. Below …

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Canine Idiopathic Megaesophagus: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Megaesophagus Washington State College of Vet Med ? Pet Health Topics Less commonly recognized signs that may be seen in a small number of dogs with hypothyroidism include dilation of the esophagus (megaesophagus) causing regurgitation, and abnormal function of nerves or muscles leading to weakness …

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When a Dog Goes Blind

Barbara Wicklund is the founder and past president of Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue and Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. Text Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2097. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from …

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Heartbreak !!!!!!! The story of Pebbles’ struggle with Degenerative Myelopathy

No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from . In late June 1998 we noticed, our 10 1/2 year old Kerry, Pebbles dragging her left rear foot as she walked across the kitchen floor. Nothing …

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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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Spiculosis in Kerry Blue Terriers

Every year the Foundation receives many calls and emails asking about ?hard, black, kinda looks like whiskers? hairs growing in different areas of their dogs. The most common answer is: These are probably ?Spicules? that are more commonly found in males than females. Spicules are …

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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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