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Hello Rocky!

Hello Rocky! Rocky is resting up and looking forward to spending time with his forever family! This sweet mill survivor has had a dental, lost 5 teeth, has been neutered, and learned the basics of being a much-loved pet.¬†ūüėȬ†He does have an asymptomatic grade 4-5 heart murmur that will need monitored in the years ahead. Rocky is experiencing all the firsts: first bath, first walk on grass, first car ride, first nap on the couch and learning quickly. He's so grateful for attention and we believe he will transition well from foster care to forever home. * Rocky has been matched to a potential family so we are just accepting back-up applications at this time.

Canine Quality of Life Assessment

One of the tough realities of opening our hearts to a Cavalier (or any other dog) is that their life span does not match our own. While their life span may range 12-14 years (or longer), we all know that 25 years would not be enough! As our pups age, or deal with serious illnesses, managing their quality of life becomes key. Since our work in the Cavalier Alliance is focused on senior and special-needs Cavaliers, we created a spreadsheet to track our dogs' health while in the program and shared that data with our veterinary care providers. We also shared the prototype with several families to see if they found the tracking helpful. ¬†We incorporated changes and now want to share it with you as a resource. Of course, an assessment like this does not make recommendations as to quality of life decisions - it simply provides a tracking and a discussion point as to your dog's health and activity levels. ¬†We recommend completing this assessment on an annual basis while they are healthy and more frequently (weekly or monthly) if in the midst of a more serious illness. ¬†You can download the pdf below: Cavalier Alliance Quality of Life Assessment Chart We hope you find it a useful tool in the on-going care of your Cavalier. If you find this chart and the other resources on our site useful, please consider making a donation to benefit the Cavaliers¬†in our program.  

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

Molly Update

Thank you to all who have donated to Molly's care! We are so pleased that she's our first grant recipient. We were able to contribute $200 towards her care in December and are sending an additional $300 to her vet this week. We could not have done this without your generosity! 
Our first grant recipient, Molly

Our first grant recipient, Molly