Category: “Special-Needs”

Duncan’s Recovery Continues

Duncan’s Recovery Continues Duncan, our long-term foster boy who has been struggling with Cushing's disease, is finally on the mend. His recovery is progressing well and our vets tell us that most pups with this disease take 3 - 6 months to stabilize. Since joining our program, this sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has had four ACTH tests to ascertain his cortisol levels and had his medicines adjusted to stabilize him. Due to the generosity of our donors, he has also had a much-needed dental, with extractions, to allow his gum disease to heal.  His tail was also amputated - only part-way - a complication of his untreated Cushing's disease. Now his skin is healing, his fur is growing back and he loves to wander the garden. Take a look at his latest home movie!   Duncan is ready for adoption and a more detailed overview is posted on our Rescue page. At this time, he is taking a daily dose of Trilosane to manage his Cushing's disease and will be on it for the rest of his life. If you would like to contribute to Duncan's on-going care, please consider sending a donation to our paypal account (cavalierhelp@cavalieralliance.org) or consider sending a check to our address at: 64 Cedarwood Road, Boxborough, MA  01719.    

Cushing’s Disease in Cavaliers

Cushing's disease, otherwise known as Hyperadrenocorticism, is a condition that results when the body produces too much cortisol. Our foster boy, Dudley-Duncan has Cushing's disease and just started treatment. Fortunately, he's responding well to treatment! You can read more about the disease, in the link below:

Cushing's Disease in Canines

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Canine Diabetes Overview

For those of you who have asked about Bailey and how diabetes in dogs is managed, here's a quick overview.  http://www.petdiabetesmonth.com/dog_what_is.asp Bailey Canal Walk

Q2 Cavalier Alliance Care Grant Applications Now Open

The Cavalier Alliance is pleased to announce that our Q2 Cavalier Alliance Care Grant application period is now open.  Our goal is to provide limited financial assistance grants to Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pet owners who are in need of help paying for veterinary care for their adopted and / or rescued Cavalier. The typical grant ranges from $25-200 per quarter based on (1) medical urgency, (2) financial need, (3) available funding, and (4) eligibility. For more information, please download the application below.  Completed applications can be submitted via email to cavalierhelp@cavalieralliance.org or mailed to our corporate office at 64 Cedarwood Road, Boxborough, MA  01719. Cavalier Alliance Care Grant Application Q2 2015

How to lower your dogs prescription costs on-line!

R For those of you looking to lower your veterinary prescription costs, here are three on-line options that may help! DrsFosterSmith.com),GoodRX.com, and AlliVet.com. If you are close to running out of a medicine, be sure to check lead time and shipment dates prior to ordering. It also pays to comparison shop and sign up for mailing lists as sometimes there are often coupons for subscribers and discounts for first-time customers. Charlie slide 2014

Welcome!

Welcome! Thanks for visiting our new website!   Over the next few weeks we will be building and expanding our site and posting new content. We hope to share updates on our work, dogs for adoption in our program, dogs we are sponsoring, research pertaining to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and educational links. Please follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.  You can also signup for our mailing list and click on the donate button to support our work and this breed we love.