Category Archive: Heronbank

Apr 02

D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone)

There is a synthetic version of this appeasing pheromone called D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) available as a collar, a spray or a plug-in diffuser.

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Mar 09

Health: Alcohol

Dogs are not very discriminating when it comes to food and drink, so be very careful where you leave your beer!
More importantly the ethanol in your favorite brew could have disasterous consequences for your pet. Depending on how much is consumed and whether the dog has eaten recently, effects can be seen between 15 minutes and 2 hours later.

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Mar 07

Colours in the modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

There are four colours in the modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Blenheim (named after Blenheim Palace)   Tan and white, sometimes with the “thumb-spot” between the ears.   This colour usually results from a mating of blenheim to blenheim or blenheim to tricolour, but can also result from tricolour to tricolour if the recessive blenheim gene is present in a parent.  It is good …

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Mar 02

Overweight / underweight dogs

It is important to keep a watchful eye on your dog’s weight for signs that they may be underweight or overweight. As a general rule, you should be able to feel your dogs ribs and spine but not see them protruding. They should have a waist, just behind their ribs and their tummy should be tucked up. It is usual for a dog to carry a little more weight in the winter months, but “lean and fit” is good.

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Mar 01

Warning … Gritting in Progress

If you walk your dog on gritted roads/paths please make sure that their paws are washed by dipping their feet in fresh water once at home.

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Feb 18

Adopting an older dog

Feb 14

Valentines danger for dogs

You never would have thought chocolate could be a dangerous poison to dogs, but it is!  This is unfortunate because dogs just love chocolate, no more so than my black and tan cavalier Florence who would do anything to try and get some!

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Feb 10

History of the Cavalier

the breed is particularly associated with the court of King Charles II circa 1660 and there are many paintings and writings of that time depicting the fore-runners of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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Feb 07

Puppy Socialisation and Training

When you have bought or adopted your new puppy the process of house training can begin! The routine is wake up, toilet, feed, toilet, sleep, toilet … simple!

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Jan 18

Easy Fundraising for Heronbank Cavalier Rescue

All you have to do is nominate Heronbank Cavalier Rescue as your favourite charity, then when you shop, go in through Easy Fundraising and select your favourite supplier, there are loads to choose from.

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