Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Questions

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 4/7/2005
my dog is a pure bread, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. she has just been diagnosed with sevear hip displisya, and she has to have a dose of quartozone once a week for 3 weeks, and then every three months for the rest ov her life, and shes not even two years old!!! how long do u think that shes will live for, and her brother, has the same parents (but different litter) do you think that he will come down with this disease. allana,14yearsold

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4/22/05 HI AllANA It would be my opinion that her brother will have the same thing, and it is more about the quality of life than the amount of time she has,,Please do not let her suffer before you take her to the vet and have her put to sleep... Lyn Lyn
Three Heart Pets
5/30/05 Hi Allana, Since hip dysplasia is hereditary, it is most likely your dog's brother will also get it and most likely one or both of the parents have it. It is definitely somewhere in their lines. Often with the toy dogs, like the Cavalier, they can live their entire life with hip dysplasia and never have terrible complications because they are so light. There are common surgeries they can also do to help dogs with hip dysplasia. Some are not very expensive either (depending on your location and your vet). Again because of the Cavaliers small size, they can recover quick and easily from these surgeries and go on to live very good lives. Talk to your vet about these options. Hip dysplasia is not a pleasant thing, but it is not a death sentence either. Good luck. Holly
Stonehaven Cavaliers
6/2/05 Hip dsyplasia is polygenetic (more than one gene) so you can go several generations testing "clear" & come up with a case. Please go to to learn more about this condition. Also the newest research indicate that weight can make this inherited condition worse so please keep your Cavaliers weight down! Go to this weblink to learn how to access your Cavaliers' weight: It may be helpful to give your Cavaliers Glycoflex supplementation; you can purchase it on Kathryn
Stuarthome CKCS
6/2/05 DO NOT put your Cavalier to sleep. Being toy dogs that can usually live a full life with hip dysplasia. Please keep the weight & feed them a Salmon based holistic food such as Eaglepack Holistic dry dog food. To read more about this dog food go to: Fish has some anti-inflammatory benefits to it! Kathryn
Stuarthome CKCS
10/27/05 Allana..Do not put your precious cvalier to sleep. As others have told you there are many options of treatment. I have a tricolor female also with hip dysplascia. We had her given the cortisone shots and now we give her Metacam which is an anti-inflammatory medication and Cosequin daily. She has responded tremendously. Mac
Regal Cavaliers