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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, 2nd Edition

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, 2nd Edition

Norma Moffat

ISBN: 978-0-471-74823-6

Mar 2006

144 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Your Happy Healthy Pet

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are equally at home in a castle or a condo, the city or the country. Elegant in appearance but energetic and affectionate in nature, they're the perfect companions for families with children, empty nesters, or retirees. This guide covers:
* Choosing your Cavalier
* Things you'll need to make your pup feel at home
* Feeding and grooming, including combing and checking the trademark ears
* Healthcare and the importance of regular exercise
* Training and housetraining your Cavalier
* Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

Lively, yet loving, your Cavalier will enjoy keeping you company, whether that entails bustling beside you on a walk or snuggling cozily on your lap!
Part I: The World of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chapter 1: What Is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

The Breed Standard.

Applying the Standard.

Chapter 2: The Cavalier’s Ancestry.

The Dog of Royalty.

Signs of Things to Come.

The Better to Smell You With.

The Cavalier Comes to America.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Cavalier?

Your Dog Needs You.

Gentle Discipline.

Exercise and Your Cavalier.

A Water Dog.

The All-Weather Cavalier.

Some Charming Habits.

Your Bed Is My Bed.

The Cavalier and Children.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Cavalier.

Reputable Breeders.

Puppy, Adolescent, or Adult?

Adopting from a Rescue Group.

Where Not to Get a Cavalier.

Sex and Color.

Part II: Caring for Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chapter 5: Getting Ready for Your Cavalier.

The Crate.

Puppy Essentials.

Confining Your Puppy.

Other Essentials.

Outdoor Puppy-Proofing.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Make Time for Your Puppy.

The Big Day.

Visiting the Veterinarian.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Cavalier.

Dry Food vs. Natural Food.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Feeding a Growing Puppy.

Keeping an Adult in Good Weight.

Keep the Oldies Slim.

What About Bones?

Dangerous Treats.

Water Is Essential.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Cavalier.

The Right Equipment.

Grooming a Puppy.

Grooming an Adult.

Creepy Crawlies.

How to Bathe a Cavalier.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Cavalier Healthy.


Hereditary Diseases.

Common Canine Ailments.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

What to Do in an Emergency.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Part III: Enjoying Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chapter 9: Training Your Cavalier.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Cavalier.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Some Good Books.



Internet Resources.


Getting Active with Your Cavalier
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Your Cavalier and Your Family
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Additional Housetraining Schedules
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