Yesterday I drove up to Cheshire and back to pick up a new addition to the pack. Casper is a Kennel Club registered two and a half year old Cavalier proven stud dog. He is recently heart examined, eye examined and has the two DNA tests recommended for Cavaliers which are Dry Eye/Curly Coat and Episodic Falling.
First thing is he needs his teeth cleaning and maybe a couple extractions looking at his molars. Shame because for a Cavalier he has pretty good denture alignment, but unfortunately one of the symptoms of being brachycephalic is with the shortening of the muzzle that occurs with practically every brachycephalic breed teeth are more crowded and have poor dental alignment which makes them prone to a plethora of dental issues with plaque build up being one leading to Periodontal Disease so need extra care if you don't want them to suffer with plaque build up than non brachycephalic breeds. He is booked in for the 9th October for a dental and then it will be getting him MRI scanned in the near future.
He is settling in really well with the rest of the pack and as still getting over this bloody lurgy and also taking on more relief milking recently I've been a bit knackered come evening to be writing blogs of any length. Hope to be back soon though firing on all cylinders and will tell more about Casper and the plans we have for him.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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