Infections & Illness

Infection & Illness | Infection & illness information posts about the Kerry Blue Terrier dog.


Dogs and Mushrooms

The arrival of spring means more time outside with our dogs. As the days become warmer and spring showers fall, trees and shrubs put out new leaves and flowers bloom…and mushrooms pop up in lawns, parks and forests. Puppies, like young children, explore the world …

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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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Natural Sedatives and Other Remedies for Stomach Upsets

Summarized from KB-L newslist by Marian Tyson  Marian Moses posed a question on the newslist asking for input on remedies for a Kerry who would get diarrhea when traveling. The dog was not reluctant to get in the car and travel, but suffered from this …

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Quality of Life Scale

As we grapple with the difficult decision to let a dog go, we need all the guidance we can get. The table below was developed by Dr. Alice Villalobos. It scores the condition of the dog in seven areas. Score each criteria on a scale …

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Heartworm: History and Prevention

Jeff Grognet is a veterinarian with a practice in British Columbia (Canada) and is vice president of the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. He is a frequent contributor to the AKC GAZETTE. Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2008. No portion of this article may …

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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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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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