Comments on Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Allergy and Skin Problems

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Anne   eden, International

12/21/2013 8:24:26 PM

I have a Cavalier with many skin problems & have been on the merry go round of treatments from vets & dermatologists for 4 years, all of which made her much worse. Recently I put my dog on Astragalus tablets & the result is overwhelmingly fabulous. New hair regrowth all over body within 2 weeks, energy level 5 times what it has ever been. Color of nose normal & wet for the first time. No eye problems for the first time ever. Astragalus is a herb & builds up the immune system. We met a dog that had cronic demadex mite that had a complete recovery because of taking Astragalus. Humans are using it also & local health food shop recommended it for us as well.

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Jasmina   London, International

1/21/2013 6:29:06 AM

My 7 year old female cavalier has terrible problems with the skin on her paws. I've taken her to about 10 different vets including 2 specialist dog dermatologists and nobody has managed to completely eliminate the problem. We have now come to conclusion that she suffers from multiple allergies (food and environmental), and have managed to identify the worst culprits (wheat, dairy, chicken, sugar, pollen) but she still has unexpected flare-ups. I'm just extremely strict with her diet, only use hypo-allergenic products on her skin and rinse her off whenever she has been outside during the pollen season, and apart from that, I keep piriton at hand and administer half a tablet at the first sign of biting the paws. It's really sad to see her in discomfort when she has a flare-up, but she's otherwise in perfect health (including her heart) and when I think of some of the other terrible illnesses that some cavaliers suffer from, I consider her to be quite lucky in the scheme of things. Too much in-breeding has had a devastating effect on this wonderful little breed, and the breeders who insist on practicing such warped methods should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

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Amelia   Grenada, MS

1/7/2012 7:17:39 AM

I have two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Windsor and Stuart. They are three years old and in perfect health except for a skin problem. Red spots occur under their coat and they chew on the spots until they chew off the fur and become almost a wound. Their skin is typically dry. I've tried medicated shampoo(s) and many topical sprays. Both from our veterinarian and over the counter. Genesis spray provides temporary relief. Does anyone have the same problem and do you know how to solve this?

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Rod   Orlando, FL

5/18/2011 9:02:12 AM

The book -- Comprehensive Owner's Guide: Cavlier King Charles Spaniel -- in general is quite weak in the area of genetic health. It is, essentially, woefully out of date in 2011. For example, it does not even mention the serious disorders of Chiari-like malformation or syringomyelia, which can disable over half of all cavaliers.

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Beverly   Reinze, MS

10/13/2009 10:16:31 PM

site very helpful.i have had 3 purebred black labrador retrievers therefor have never experienced skin allergies like i do now with the cavalier king charles spaniel.have just exhusted how to help my female purebred and to no avail.now i will seek professional help and may end will definitely try the diet ie.lamb or rice for one month adding 1 more ing.per month.hope this helps..Beverly Scott,Prescott,On Canada

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lorna   new york, NY

2/8/2009 10:07:37 AM

very poor standard of information

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