Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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King Charles Health: 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Dog’s Life

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Anna Olson
Mar 30 ·

Each dog breed comes with its own unique health issues. Cavalier King Charles spaniels are no exception. There are a few conditions you should keep an eye out for if you’re committed to this unique breed. Luckily, we can help with our list of five King Charles health tips.

Keep Your King Charles Spaniel Healthy

Don’t skip out on your regular vet visits, vaccinations, and heartworm prevention with your pet. Give them high-quality food and water. Make sure to keep an eye out for strange symptoms and bumps. Below are five more health tips to keep your King Charles spaniel happy and improve their quality of life.

1. Check For Signs Of Allergies

King Charles spaniels are prone to a few immune system problems. Allergies are a common one. If your dog is sensitive to certain types of food, shampoos, or brush materials, switch them with a more hypoallergenic product. Consult your veterinarian for a diagnosis and potential treatment options. Some hypoallergenic diets need a vet’s prescription.

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2. Check Their Hearts

Your vet will most likely run cardiac tests on your dog at an early age. As a breed, King Charles spaniels are prone to heart defects and heart murmurs. While some of these conditions can be treated lifelong, others may mean a premature end for your pet.

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3. Check For Hip Dysplasia

Though hip dysplasia usually affects larger dogs, King Charles spaniels are a toy breed which can develop it. Usually, the signs aren’t as apparent early in life for this breed. Thankfully, hip dysplasia and other joint issues are treatable with medication.

4. Check Regularly For Deafness

While only a few King Charles spaniels go completely deaf, many suffer from partial deafness. Check for a lack of response to sounds, like your voice or noisy squeaky toys. King Charles spaniels are very intelligent and have learned to respond to hand signals instead of voice commands.

5. Keep Them At A Healthy Weight

Obesity can make other King Charles health issues, especially with their joints, even worse. Since this is an active, energetic breed, they should be getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Balance their food intake with their activity levels.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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