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postheadericon If you get your cavalier king charles spaniel from a quality breeder, you can be fairly certain that you will have an excellent dog that will bring years of happiness

If you get your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from a quality breeder, you can be fairly certain that you will have an excellent dog that will bring years of happiness. Overall, it is pretty healthy breed with typically few major health problems to speak of. Nonetheless, it is advisable that you become educated about the breed and learn if your dog may be predisposed to health problems via his family history. Keep in mind that some information given about the health of your Cavalier KingCharles Spaniel may simply be based on past assumptions. For example, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels historically have been reputable for their good eyesight and health. Yet over the past few years, the breed has changed a bit and is becoming increasingly susceptible to eye diseases. Similarly, overall eyesight quality decreases with age for most dogs and this certainly includes your Cavalier. Don’t be fooled by blanketed statements about the breed. Always check your facts as well as the bloodline history for your potential dog.

It is estimated that nearly half of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels inherit eye problems. Retinal dysplasia is the most commonly acquired of these diseases and is also the most serious eye problem that a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can get. With retinal dysplasia, the retina of the eye has does not properly form, resulting in what is known as retinal folds. The ailment causes blind spots, which are often almost unnoticeable from your dog’s perspective. The disease can also be more serious, causing complete blindness. Again, a bloodline background check is advised so that you can be assured your dog will not suffer from this potentially tragic disease. A reputable breeder should be able to inform you about the full lineage background and whether or not this dog is at risk for eyesight diseases or any other issues. It is disreputable for a breeder to sell a dog for commission if the animal’s lineage indicates the disease to be prevalent and serious. Finding a referred and respected breeder will assure that you can avoid this, and rest easy in knowing that your dog will be healthy and happy for years to come.

As with all breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has its own particular needs for proper care. Adhering to the guidelines for good health and careful grooming should avoid most eye issues. With proper inspections you will hopefully be able to obtain a healthy dog that does not experience serious eye issues until they inevitably come with age. Yet, on a less serious note, most dogs manage to get conjunctivitis at some point during their lifetime. If your dog has conjunctivitis, thoroughly clean the eyes and clear away the mucus regularly. If the condition persists despite your efforts, you are advised to consult your veterinarian. The veterinarian will prescribe an ointment to be applied regularly. In addition, they will advise that you clean frequently to avoid potential eyesight issues. If conjunctivitis is left untreated, permanent eye damage can result if not careful.

postheadericon These types of food materials are different with different grades of liking by the dogs

These types of food materials are different with different grades of liking by the dogs. Dogs like dry foods only if they are tasty only and however, on comparison, the dogs prefer only the canned food items. Reason for such preference by the dogs is that in case of canned food items, the moisture is about seventy to eighty per cent but in case of dry food, it is only about ten per cent.

However, if you view it in terms of nutrients, often the dry food contains nearly ninety per cent nutrients whereas the canned food items contain only less per cent of nutrients and most of the times. It is only soy products that are structured so well to look like meat pieces.

Hence, to make up the nutritional balance in the body systems, the dog has to eat more amounts of canned food materials than the dry food materials. Hence, just compare the cost factor related to this feature by you. Many dry food items are soybean and rice based.

Now some dry food items are based on corn. Sometimes, beef based or chicken based food items come in the cans along with mineral and vitamin supplements suited for the upkeep of the dog’s health status. Larger dogs that weigh more than thirty pounds need to be fed with semi moist food items or dry food items in most of the occasions.

This is to satisfy the food receptors in the stomach. This is due to the fact that the larger dogs need to eat plenty of moist food or the canned food items to satisfy these criteria. But it may not be practically possible in these larger dogs. The small sized dogs may have a satisfactory level of nutrients if fed even the moist food items.

However, the caloric density of the dry food should not be forgotten. Enriched dry food items are highly welcome ones than the non -enriched food items.

postheadericon Ferrets are fussy eaters, but by offering them a well-balanced diet they will not only eat well, they will thrive

Ferrets are fussy eaters, but by offering them a well-balanced diet they will not only eat well, they will thrive. Ferrets can develop grave health issues with diets lacking in nutritional value, which has been shown to cause sickness and shortened life expectancies. It’s critical to give foods that will help them remain energetic and healthy throughout their lives. As a final reflection, it has always been fascinating to me that a ferret will decline to dine on frozen meat, but then turn right around and eat furnishings or plastic toys.

If you’re on a small budget and searching for a way to save some cash, providing your pet cheap food is normally not the best way to save. Yes, it will be more high-priced getting the high quality brands, but since ferrets consume so little at each meal, your total food expense will still be miniscule.

Ferrets are not very big so they won’t eat a large amount at any one meal, and hence should be offered two or three smaller meals every day as an alternative to one big one. Even though they nap as much as 20 hours each day, they are extraordinarily active creatures while awake and will certainly burn a sizeable amount of calories during the course of their active periods. Due to this fact they need to be offered a high calorie diet if you would like them to remain active and healthy.

You can provide your ferret a dry or a moist food. Moist may be prized a little more, but dry has lots of advantages. You cannot leave moist food in their cage for more than 60 minutes, due to the fact that it will not remain good for any longer than this. When it gets too old it ought to be removed from the cage and disposed of. Conversely, you don’t have this concern with dry pellets due to the fact that it will stay good for days. This will probably reduce the cost of food, because the dry food will not need to be thrown out. Another advantage to dry pellets is that they can help keep a ferret’s teeth clean.

Ferrets will derive enjoyment from a tasty treat now and then, but it’s essential not to overdue it. Seeing as they will usually eat a minute amount at a time, they can fill up on snacks quickly and then reject their high quality meal. This can in due course lead to nutritional deficiencies that can cause illness and a loss of vibrancy.

Yummy snacks are never essential, but if you decide you want to provide tasty treats, be certain you do it in moderation. The ideal snacks are high protein foods like cooked eggs and meat. Foods like candy and fruits that are high in carbohydrates don’t make first-class nutritional snacks. These can often lead to health issues and a decrease of vigor.

As far as overall healthiness is concerned, a ferret requires meals that are low in carbohydrates while being high in fat and protein. Providing foods that are lacking in nutritional content can result in considerable health problems and a decreased life expectancy. If you love your ferret, demonstrate you care by providing a high quality nutritious diet.

postheadericon For most pet owners, pets hold a special place in the household

For most pet owners, pets hold a special place in the household. They are much more than merely animals that live with the family; they are actual members the family. So where their well-being is concerned, we should be very aware of what elements in or around the home either are or could become threats to them.

When considering your pets’safety, you should bear in mind that pets have absolutely no notion of danger and care should be taken so as to prevent a fun moment from becoming a nightmare. Though potential dangers could be many, here are some of the most common.


One of the biggest dangers for many pets are electrical cords. They are attracted to them and are often tempted to chew on them. A good solution to this is CritterCord™ ,which is a cord cover that acts as protective tubing and is infused with a citrus scent. It is specifically designed to help protect your pets from the dangers of chewing on electrical cords.


Poisonous household plants like the azalea, dieffenbachia (dumb cane), lilies, mistletoe, and philodendron, among others, are extremely dangerous to pets. Insect control products, such as insecticides should also be carefully considered. Also, human medications can be toxic to animals. Keep medication containers and tubes of ointments and creams away from pets who could chew through them, and be vigilant about finding and disposing of any dropped pills.

Pets can develop allergies, the same way a human being can, so beware of spiders, scorpions, bees, and other insects.


Toys with removable parts—like squeaky toys or stuffed animals with plastic eyes—can pose a choking hazard to animals. Take the same precautions with pets as you would with a small child. Also, plastic bags must be considered potentially hazardous. Leashes must be removed if the dog is not being walked, since there is always danger of strangulation. Rawhide doggie chews should be offered to a pet only with supervision, as they can pose a choking hazard as well. They may also be contaminated with Salmonella, which can infect pets and humans who come in contact with them.

You should also be equally cautious outside the home.

  • Swimming pools must be monitored carefully. An Above-Ground Pool Eye Alarm is great for this. This easy-to-install safety system alerts you with a loud siren if your pet or child accidentally falls into the pool.
  • Cars, too. Leaving your pet inside your car is not always a good idea. A HotDog can come in handy here. The Hotdog detects and reacts to deadly temperature changes within your vehicle. Also BreezeGuard™ Screens are a great solution to let your dog enjoy the fresh air keeping safety in mind. They are mobile pet window extensions custom made to your vehicle.

Check out these and other fantastic Pet Gadgets to keep your pet safe and out of harm?s way.

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postheadericon For some these two notions might seem too far apart to present any similarities

For some these two notions might seem too far apart to present any similarities. But still, more than we know, dogs as object of our love or repulsion, affect our lifestyle.

Each and every one of us has gone through at least one experience that included a dog. Whether sad or fortunate, these experiences exist and cannot be ignored. As every other marking moment emotions triggered by a dog at some point influent our ways from that moment on.

Just for fun I want to show you what I mean by giving a rather unknown example to prove my point.

Let’s say you are over 30 and tried already every diet in the world to loose a few ponds. And naturally, nothing worked. Well, one evening, rainy evening of course, you come across a little fluffy puppy abandoned just next to the garbage can in front of your house. You don’t necessarily like dogs, but this one seems different and so alone, maybe even a little sick, that you feel pity (you think) for him and take him in…just for the night. And then you keep him another night, and another one till he officially becomes your pet – you can’t deny it anymore. You walk him every day at fixed hours and, although you forgot all about your weight problem being too busy petting the little pet, you amazingly reached undreamed results in that particular problem. Surprised?

You shouldn’t be, it’s known (by some at least) that regular daily 10 – 15 minutes walks are the best diet of all. Try them on your own and you might get bored and give up. But with a dog, the walks are a must, they have to be done, you can’t miss any of them.

So, the little innocent dog not only made you a better person since you let him into your house (and heart), but also solved the problem you had that all your determination and lost money on diet products couldn’t solve.

If I wasn’t convincing enough, just try it. Get a dog. And miraculously you will be a different person.