What You Should Know About Lungworm

So, your Cavalier is coughing and gagging. You’ve had him/her to the vet and they’ve ruled out the usual suspects such as congestive heart disease, kennel cough or something caught it the gullet. Hey that happens particularly in Cavaliers who will eat anything! Your vet is perplexed and you’ve done virtually every test suggested. So,

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Mitral Valve Disease

The heart consists of 4 chambers, 2 atria and 2 ventricles, with the atrioventricular valves ensuring that blood flows from the atria to the ventricles when the heart is beating. Blood is supposed to flow one way with the valves working to ensure this ….  Chronic Valve Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of heart

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How to Travel with a Cavalier

As I’ve already established, flying with a Cavalier can be tricky.  Brachycephalic syndrome can affect dogs with shortened muzzles, creating respiratory issues. Although there are exceptions to airline pet travel, brachycephalic animals have been banned from traveling in the cargo hold on some commercial flights due to the increased potential for asphyxiation. Cavaliers are often

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Health Issues

While I bragged about them being the perfect mix of fun and relaxed, there are some tradeoffs healthwise. Nearly all Cavalier King Charles will experience heart issues in their lifetime. My non-scientific assessment is that their heart gets torn in two between being a sport and companion animal. Obviously, that’s poetic not actual, but it

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For Sale

I don’t know why, but puppies or dogs being “for sale” makes my stomach turn a little bit. I know that people buy dogs and other people sell those dogs, so certainly they are for sale, but it feels weird. Like adoption agencies saying “babies for sale.” At any rate… Here are a few places

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