Heart Murmurs: Why are Cavaliers Prone to Getting Them

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Heart murmurs are common in all dog breeds and are not always a sign of something more sinister than a simple heart murmur. But statistically, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is more likely to suffer from a heart murmur than other dog breeds, but why is this? Heart murmurs are hereditary in Cavalier King Charles … Read more

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Are We Healthy

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a beautiful, loving, and intelligent breed of dog, but are also well known for their multitude of health problems. Having an unhealthy Cavalier can be both an emotional and financial upheaval, so are there ways to prevent these health issues and keep them healthy throughout their lives? Health issues associated … Read more

Diabetes: Is it a Problem for Cavaliers

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Diabetes Mellitus, or as it is commonly known ‘Sugar Diabetes’ is a medical problem affecting not only humans but dogs too. Some pure breeds of dogs are more susceptible to diabetes, but are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels on that list? Diabetes can affect any breed of dog and is extremely detrimental to a Cavalier’s health … Read more

Hip Dysplasia: Is Your Cavalier Likely To Get It

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Hip dysplasia is prevalent in all breeds of dogs, and is also common in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. But how do you know if your Cavalier is more susceptible to hip dysplasia, and how do you prevent it? Hip dysplasia is caused by increased body weight during the critical early postnatal period. It is sufficient … Read more

Dry Eye in Cavaliers: What is it and How to Treat it

From time to time we have all had dry eyes from working too long on the computer or staring at the screen on your cell phone. This will cause dry eyes as you blink less whilst you are concentrating, thus preventing tears from lubricating your eyes. But did you know that there is a medical … Read more