How to care for and live with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Read these 4 tips for Cavalier owners about care, nutrition and health problems.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs are sweet, charming and very easy in the common life.
This stylish and fun dogs are sweet, good-natured, gentle and very loving pets. Their coat can be in one of four colours : Blenheim (chestnut deep red), ruby (red), tricolour, black and tan. No matter what colour they are, many people think that the Cavaliers are adorable dogs.As with any animal, it is good to know more about the breed we want to buy. They are great companions, they like the presence of children and other pets in the household.
TIPS FOR CAVALIERS OWNERS:
Train your dog. Cavaliers easily adapt to the lifestyle of their owners, whether it would be relaxation on the couch or long walks. Cavaliers are so sweet and friendly, it is difficult to be consistent against them. If you do not want to share a bed with your pet every night,teach him to sleep in its bed. It is not necessary to scold the dog, just to show him who is the boss to not develop undesirable habits. After proper training, Cavalier is the perfect companion for adults and a great playmate for children. Although the Cavaliers satisfied sitting on the couch, they require regular exercise and training. Therefore, at least one intense walk daily is required for the health of the animal. What's more, they should always be on a leash, as they have a tendency to chasing moving objects .
Select a feed suitable for the size,age and activity level of your Cavalier. Cavaliers often have large appetites. They are not shy when it comes to begging strangers for different snacks, often with pitiful eyes. It should not, however, allow them to overfeed because obesity is unhealthy overload of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and connective tissue. It is recommended to feed one or one and a half cups of good quality food a day, preferably designed specifically for Cavaliers. Especially for dogs which have tendency to overweight and a big appetite it is recommended food with high fibre content in order the dog does not eat too many calories, but feel full.
Choose a veterinarian for regular check-ups.Know about the diseases, that Cavaliers are prone to. Every breed of dog has some health problems. Some are simply annoying, while others can be life threatening. Cavaliers are predisposed to mitral heart,hip dysplasia,cataracts and other eye diseases.Choose a veterinarian who has experience with this breed.By Cavalier Health Organization mitral heart defect develops in all the Cavaliers over 10 years of age and is the most common cause of death in this race. Ask about prevention and how to care the Cavalier.Cavaliers are also susceptible to voids, defects of the brain and spine. Breathing difficulties, due to the specific shape of the mouth, are also common.
Brush the Cavalier as needed, but at least once a week. They should not be bathed more than once a week to prevent drying of the skin and hair. We recommend brushing the hair around the ear to prevent tangling, because in this area the hair often gets tangled. Although Cavalier requires brush the hair, it does not need trimming. However, the hair between paw pads should be trimmed once a month. Cavaliers lose their hair differently, depending on seasonal conditions and environmental factors. Carpets and hardwood flooring should be vacuumed regularly.
Search for people who also have a dog of this breed in your area or online. Connecting with other Cavalier owners will give you the opportunity to find out more about the race, hear funny stories, talk about their behavioural and health problems or raise other issues that have an impact on the race.