Wellness| Wellness posts for the Kerry Blue Terrier dog.

Does Walking the Dog Count as “Working Out?”

Sharon Arkoff  It’s a common refrain in my house: I come home to find dog and teenagers (human and canine) lazing on the couch on a beautiful day, and I yell, “Get outside and get some exercise!” At which point, teenagers whine, “But Mommmmmm…. We …

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Cannabis and Dogs

Recently I had a friend take her 14-year-old dog to the vet for a checkup. The vet was amazed that the dog moved like a puppy when a dog so old should have arthritis. When examining the dog’s eyes, the vet exclaimed, “This dog should …

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Benefits and Risks of Rimadyl

Background Rimadyl is an NSAID ? ?non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug?. Other NSAIDs include common drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. This family of drugs works by inhibiting production of prostaglandins – chemicals produced by the body. Prostaglandins are largely responsible for swelling and the associated pain, …

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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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