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  1. I’ve used rubber backed vet bed around the house to help.
  2. Bree, the girl in my avatar, had an ulcer we’d been treating for weeks. It was improving but suddenly went very nasty. The specialist suggested surgery but wasn’t very optimistic about the outcome. We ended up having her eye removed and she recovered very well and coped beautifully.
  3. I’ve had several dogs on vetmedin and their appetite hasn’t changed at all. I’ve always given it an hour before food. Might be worth a call to your vet?
  4. I have a very highly strung and noisy Cavalier though others I’ve had have been quiet and sensible.
  5. Aww hello Evie Glad she’s fitting in well. We just have a heavy flap of fabric replacing the hard flap on our doggy door.
  6. I’ve rarely needed to use an Elizabethan collar to stop mine licking.
  7. I often buy salmon scraps from the fish shop and add them to meals. The dogs love them. They crunch up any bones and fins.
  8. I wouldn’t buy a vacuum that I can’t pull apart to remove blockages. The other cleaners I’ve had I’ve had to send off to get repaired when they blocked up.
  9. Kamuzz can’t read that link without a subscription. I like my Dyson but have been wondering about the new LG stick. Reading reviews there seem to be a fair few complaints. We’ve had the Dyson a good few years now and a plastic dohicky that you press to empty it has broken. But I love that you can pull it apart to clear blockages.
  10. Might be a little further south than we’d like I think. But thanks
  11. Can anyone recommend any dog friendly accommodation Illawarra or south coast NSW please?
  12. Yes that may be a possibility as to why. Thanks. She does get sore and is on meds for arthritis. The bowls we have are fairly narrow and have kept Spaniel ears out for years. She wears a snood for dinner but she wouldn’t keep it on all day. I’ll see if I can find something to sit the bowls on and see if that helps
  13. Hi, just wondering if anyone has any ideas. Our old Cavalier, Lacey, always drinks with one ear dipped in water. She used to do it occasionally but she’s always dripping water through the house now and the others don’t like drinking out of the bowl after it’s been dunked in. We haven’t changed bowls. I’ve no idea why? Any thoughts please? I guess I could clip her ears off but she’s so pretty. It’s not a major hassle. Just need to clean bowls frequently and mop the floors. I’m just curious as to why. Thanks
  14. I know of a standard poodle who really wanted to kill the family’s cats. He was serious! Cavaliers moult constantly and furminators damage their coat. I wouldn’t recommend using one on them. If hair about is a major worry a Cavalier is not the dog for you! I’ve had them for many years and they are wonderful dogs. They are friendly and many are very amenable to training.
  15. Please find a reputable breeder who health tests their breeding dogs and raises their puppies well This pup will be with you a long time so it’s important to choose carefully. And having support from a breeder is great.
  16. I’m on a Facebook group you may find helpful. Raw fed healthy Cavs.
  17. My two older Cavs are both on gabapentin. They both have neck pain and one has arthritis too. I’ve not noticed a lot of difference to be honest. The arthritic girl was really struggling last night.
  18. I have a Finnish Lapphund too. Love her but she is vocal! A friend has a cross Japanese Spitz and Shetland Sheepdog. He is even more vocal
  19. Happy birthday! We need a 21st birthday photo please!
  20. Thanks CR. I’m lucky that I still have her daughter with me Not sure I can suggest anything to prolong life except that I was very strict with her diet until very very close to the end when she got some treats she’d been missing out on. And be sure to always have lots of water available day and night cause they really do need to drink a lot. I also gave Ingrid cranberry as it’s supposed to be good for kidneys. I hope your friend is with you a good long while yet!
  21. Sorry PM I hope the vet can help.
  22. Cavaliers are a breed that loves to be with you. Are you after a dog who will be inside as well as out? Wherever I am that’s where my girls are. They love outside as long as I’m out there lol
  23. Is the dog going to be inside as well?
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