Health & Nutrition
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
As it is our goal to be a responsible breeder and carry on traditions of good breeding practices we have all our adults health tested by the OFA. The OFA, working with the breed's parent club, recommends the following basic health screening tests for all breeding stock. For potential puppy buyers, CHIC certification is a good indicator the breeder responsibly factors good health into their selection criteria. The list below is specific to health screening recommendations for the Cavalier King Charles Breed.
Hip Dysplasia (One of the following) OFA Evaluation, PennHIP Evaluation
Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist;
Results registered with OFA
The parent club recommends the following exam schedule: Initial exam at 8-12 weeks follow up at 12 months, annually until 5 years old, every two years until 9 years old
Cardiac Evaluation (One of the following)
Congenital Cardiac Exam with examination performed by a Board-Certified Cardiologist - Recommended Annually
Advanced Cardiac Exam
American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health and training information for dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.
Providing For A Healthy Start
All the puppies picked up from our home will receive this puppy starter kit. It includes a small bag of food that the puppies have been used to eating along with some other items to help your new puppy get the best start possible. For puppies being transported we also include a small bag of food as well. Click the button below to also view our healthy start guide.
Our puppies are constantly monitored and handled with lots of TLC. We love to pre-spoil each one of our puppies before they go to your home. Even before the puppies are born we take high regard for each mother & puppy's health. We take all the appropriate steps to prevent any health issues that we can by giving the proper wormings, vaccinations, and supplementation recommended by our veterinarian. We care for them deeply and want to provide above and beyond for every comfort before, during, and after their pregnancy. A complete health record will be sent with each puppy so you can take it along to your veterinarian.
PLEASE DO NOT OVER FEED YOUR DOG! Follow manufacture directions. Over feeding dogs is the greatest cause of cancer and joint problems in dogs. Keep them physically fit with top quality food in the correct quantity and plenty of exercise. Other than an occasional treat of scrambled eggs, some cheeses including cottage cheese we highly discourage human food given to dogs. Cooked beef bones from your local butcher can be a healthy treat also. No chicken or turkey bones recommended!