Category: Heronbank

Miles has been to see Andrew the vet!

Miles made the exciting trip this morning to see vet Andrew at Donaldsons vets in Mirfield. It was decided that he should be booked in for castration on Friday morning. He will also be getting his nails and knots trimmed and possibly a dental. ~ Anne ~

Miles is now with Heronbank Cavalier Rescue.

Miles is settling down quickly with best friend Hettie.

Miles coming to rescue

Miles is a seven-year-old boy who if all goes according to plan, will be coming in to rescue on Monday morning. At the moment I have very few details except that he will need some veterinary work but I will be sure to assess him thoroughly when he comes in. ~ Anne ~

Milo and Poppy ready for a new home

Poppy has been neutered and has had a dental. She is 6 years old and is quite small for her age. She can be quite clingy but cute with her tongue sticking out of the left side of her mouth (she has no teeth to keep it in). Milo is 9 years old and has …

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Pebbles returns to Heronbank

Pebbles is a larger than average cavalier who gets along with pretty well any one and any other dog. She is friendly and boisterous. She travels well and loves to be out and about. She is 4 years old and is neutered, vaccinated, chipped and is regularly flea and worm treated. But she has her …

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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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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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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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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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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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