One thing that many people don't bother to think about when having an animal is whether they are okay outside or not. In fact, most often people totally forget about their Kerry Blue Terrier being outside until they go outside themselves. However, when owning a Kerry Blue Terrier you must be very careful because they are very sensitive to the weather, as are many other breeds.
When it comes to your Kerry Blue Terrier being outside, he/she usually will not mind being out there. However, once the temperature starts to drop below 32°, they are like people; they like to be indoors. Along with the temperature, there are other things that should be avoided while it is still very cold. In fact, you may want to consider not using salt to melt the ice; instead you can use sand or cat litter. When the dogs walk over the ice, their paw pads tend to get irritated. Another problem that many dogs come into during the winter season is snow and ice being stuck in their paws. A simple solution to that is to keep the hair trimmed short. If taking your dog for a walk, it is very important that you keep him/her on a leash; especially when you are by frozen lakes.
A very important thing that everyone should watch out for during anytime, especially during the winter season, is antifreeze on the ground. Even just the smallest of drops can be fatal if swallowed. When keeping your dog outside in the cold, you may want to keep on eye out for frostbite. Some of the most common places will be on the ears, feet, tail, and genitals or nipples.
Just as you would keep on eye on your dog during the winter, you will want to do the same in the summer, as it can have a heat stroke. In fact, during the summer months it is very important that a dog gets fresh cold water at least a couple times a day; just to stay cool and healthy.
Because a dog is quite different than a human, he can not be outside for a long period of time because of the coat on them. Even though the Kerry Blue Terrier is an excellent work dog that does not mean that he can be left outside all day. In fact, they are more likely to have a heat stroke if left outside. If a dog does have a heat stroke, it is very important that it stays cool. In fact, one of the best ways is to put it in an ice bath or keep spraying water on him to lower his body temperature. When doing that, you will also want to put him in the shade.
Not matter what kind of dog you have, a work dog, show dog, or one just for a companion, it is very important that you think of them as being a family member, especially when it is extremely cold or hot. If you don't like being out in that weather, then your pet won't either.