Bee Stings … What Do You Do?
Oh, the wonder of all those wonderful garden scents and pretty, pretty flowers! They will tempt your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in for a good smell almost every time and this, naturally, makes their curious little noses and paws prime targets for the bees that share a love for an irresistible garden flower! If your […]
Top 5 Pet Safety Tips for Halloween 2020
Here’s wishing you, your family, and your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel(s) a safe and SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!!! – Gillcrest Cavaliers
16 All-Natural Remedies to Soothe Your Dog’s Itchy Skin
Summer is upon us once again and whether it’s a seasonal allergy problem, too much time spent in chlorinated pool water, or simply the heat of the summer sun – itchy skin can make life uncomfortable for your Cavalier by bringing on excessive scratching, biting, and rubbing. Although we can happily report that we haven’t […]
Emergency Preparedness for Pets
Off the top of your head … how much dog food do you have on hand? It’s an excellent thing to consider in light of the CDC’s recent warning that the expected ‘community spread’ of the Covid-19 virus here in the United States would likely bring a “significant disruption to our lives” and families “ought […]
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 […]