Tips for Keeping Your Dog’s World Clean as a Whistle
With our home being full of our beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and growing even larger when we have a litter of Cavalier puppies, things could quickly get messy if we weren’t such big believers in keeping everything clean around the house! What are our top tips for keeping things clean and our dogs healthy? […]
The Dangers of Blue-Green Algae to Dogs
Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are micro-bacteria found in fresh or salt water throughout the United States and sadly, they have been the cause of an increasing number of dog deaths in recent months. Blue-green algae is commonly confused with regular green algae (which is not lethal) because both can create dense material on […]
Should I Let My Cavalier Eat Grass?
Try as we might to discourage it, some Cavalier King Charles Spaniels simply have a love of eating grass! As it turns out, it’s quite common and because while it generally doesn’t cause enough problems for most veterinarians to raise a concern. Of course, if the grass isn’t in your own yard that you know […]
16 Brands of Dog Food Possibly Linked to Canine Heart Disease
Yesterday, the FDA announced that they are investigating a spike in reported cases of canine heart disease (over 500 of them between January 2014 and April 2019) and their possible connection to 16 brands of pet food. The brand names and their respective number of reported Dilated cardiomyopathy (also referred to as DCM) cases that […]
Could Dust Mites Be The Culprit?
Allergy season is once again in full swing and while it would be natural to blame the usual culprits of pollen and grass for your Cavalier King Charles’ runny eyes, sneezing, and frequent licking, – don’t discount that dust mites could be playing a role. Dogs, like humans, can have dust allergies … more specifically, […]
Spring’s Arrival Can Help Your Cavalier From Being Dogged By Obesity
It’s an unfortunate statistic, but more than half of dogs in the U.S. are overweight and that, of course, can lead to a myriad of health problems ranging from arthritis to heart disease. Like their owners, dogs spend a lot less time outdoors and staying active to keep the pounds off during the Winter months […]
Keeping Your Cavalier Warm in Winter
Can you believe this crazy winter weather? Southern California is being drenched with rain and it’s snowing at our higher elevations … even as far away as the Las Vegas and Arizona deserts! So it’s a good time to mention these few tips on keeping your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel safe and warm: Limit outdoor […]
Let’s Check In On Sadie
Oh sweet Sadie! Her loving family sent us a photo of her last month in honor of her 10th birthday. She’s in as good a health as she is still beautiful … the photo below is from 2010 when she won the Best of the Bay dog show (along with Best Repeat Performance and Most […]
Celebrating Thanksgiving with Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It’s hard not to share the delicious food of Thanksgiving’s celebration of family with your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, right? After all, dog are important and much-loved members of the family, too! Sharing table scraps is generally not a good idea, of course – it can lead to weight gain and bad begging habits – […]
Sand Impaction Is Something To Avoid!
On this, the last official day of summer, we thought we’d double back to the topic of beach safety for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel … but this time, focus on the danger of what is known as ‘sand impaction’. Often under considered as a potential problem arising from summertime fun, sand impaction can be […]