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 – […]
Now Here’s A Very Royal Cavalier King Charles!
Happy Halloween, Everyone! We have the perfect photo to share with you today of a Gillcrest Cavalier puppy living the life of royalty in his new home — check out Elvis all decked out in his most fanciful costume! Thanks so much to Presley (yes, you read that right … Elvis and Presley) for sending […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Dangers of Water Intoxication
Many dog breeds absolutely LOVE the water, whether it’s crashing into waves at the beach to fetching tennis balls from the other side of the pool, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are certainly no exception! But while swimming can be a favorite pastime in these hot days of summer – it can also be fatal […]
Let’s Check In On … Tink & Teddy!
If there’s something we absolutely love here at Gillcrest Cavaliers, it’s receiving email from families with updates and photos of the puppies they have adopted into their families! We recently received one of those updates from Tiffany, the proud owner of two Gillcrest Cavaliers, along with some adorable photos, of course! Tiffany first came to […]
Summer Beaches Can Be As Hazardous As They Are Fun
Dog-friendly beaches can be a wonderful way to spend the summer with man’s best friend, but keeping fun things are rarely without dangers to keep in the forefront of your mind and beach hazards to your beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are no different! Some important things to be aware of are: Hot Sand: We […]
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as Companions
Although the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is often called a “sporting toy breed” – their true passion is searching out an available lap and subtly finding their way into a good petting session or belly rub. Truly born and bred to be a companion dog, you will find that it doesn’t take long for your […]
Spring Has Sprung … And So Have Allergies!
With the arrival of Spring this week, allergy season won’t be far behind and some dogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels included, are just as susceptible to reactions to airborne allergens as humans … sometimes more so! The most common environmental allergens that will produce a reaction in dogs include dust mites, fleas, molds and pollens […]
Dental Health For Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Although National Pet Dental Health Month is wrapping up in a few days, the dental health of your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have your focus throughout the entire year, not just during the month of February. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in dogs and in fact, 80% of dogs show some […]