Articles about Wellness

Canine Cyst Removal 31 March 2016

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...

Colitis 31 March 2016
by Cindy Hatzfeld, Judith Bruno and Janet Joers

Disease of the colon. Colitis treatments suggested.

Corns 01 April 2016
by Mary VanderKop, DVM

I am a veterinarian and have had some experience dealing with foot problems, so wanted to pass on some potential solutions.

We have had quite good success treating corns with creams prepared for human use for conditions such as ichthyosis and hyperkeratosis.

Cracked Pads 31 March 2016

How to deal with dry or cracked pads.

Dealing with Incontinence 31 March 2016
by Judith Bruno

Dealing with Incontinence. There are simple ways to manage something many of us will eventually encounter with our older Kerries.

First Aid Kit for Active Dogs 31 March 2016

For Dogs: First Aid Items. List of Dosages of Commonly Used Drugs. Other Good Advice...

Food Sourcing: Six Tips When Choosing Your Pet’s Diet 21 January 2018
by W. Jean Dodds, DVM

As an advocate of raw diets (properly prepared), I am pleased with its growing popularity among dog and cat caregivers. More manufacturers are answering the demand by adding raw or refrigerated products. An economist would say that this trend is good as it provides consumers with variety, educates consumers, drives prices down, and permeates regions that otherwise might not have access to these items. However, with regard to the pet food industry’s history, this sort of trend may compromise product quality.
I wanted to give pet caregivers six, easily remembered tips for when they go purchase food for their pets.

Itching Skin 31 March 2016
by Janet Joers

Itching skin is a common problem in Kerries. Here are some ideas to try.

Medicating Your Dog 31 March 2016
by Jeff Grognet, DVM

Some owners have trouble giving medicine to their dogs at home. As a practicing veterinarian, I've developed a few tricks to make medicating easier.

Nasal Mites and the MDR1 Gene 15 March 2016
by Lynn Erckmann

Nasal mites (Pneumonyssoides caninum) can infect any canine species including coyotes, foxes, and wolves in addition to domestic dogs. The mites set up shop in the sinuses and nasal cavity. Most symptoms are not real serious, but some dogs can develop a chronic, watery nasal discharge and nosebleeds. Sneezing and 'reverse sneezing' can sometimes be chronic and severe

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Today is July 18, 2019

In this month in 1926:

The Kerry Blue Terrier Club of America established the first standard for the Kerry Blue Terrier in the US.