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Recently the Glen of Imaal Terrier seems to have become “known” for having allergies.
One question must be asked about this:-
Glens used to live in kennels, be fed basic food and have basic lives. They were
bred for this and thrived as this. Glens have moved indoors as beloved house pets
and have started to be treated as modern ideas suggest. Could this be the cause of
their allergies? In view of this do consider the following before rushing off to
My Glen is scratching. Is it because of a very thick coat (and undercoat) and feels uncomfortable in the centrally heated house?
My Glen is chewing its feet. What has changed on your walk? Is there salt down for the winter? Has something irritated the feet? Try washing them & changing the walk.
My Glen is scratching. Look at the protein percentage on the dog food sack. Try a food under 20%
My Glen is scratching. What age is it? Some Glens seem prone to what can best be termed “hormonal acne”. Treat as a teenager!
My Glen is scratching. One thing that Glens have shown problems with is fleas; do you have a cat?
My Glen is STILL scratching. Have you changed anything recently? Soap powder? Carpet cleaner? Food? If nothing coming to mind do get a veterinary opinion and if you are concerned at all you MUST speak with a vet.
Allergies (skin problems)