The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel loves food and does will not self-monitor when they have had enough. Just as humans, dogs require a healthy diet on a regular schedule to maintain optimal health. If the owner can get stick to a proper feeding program the result will be an agile and energetic companion. Overfeeding has become problematic and unfortunately, not all owners are being properly educated about the risks and needs of the breed. By following the guidelines mentioned here, you can keep you dog fit and healthy so that he or she will be with you for a long time to come.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have the potential to become greedy or even fussy eaters. Both conditions are frustrating for both dog and owner, so it is advisable that you always feed sensibly... check that your dog is receiving the right nutrition for the breed and size.
The one-year marker is the latest point at which you should decrease the feeding pattern to once a day. Because overeating and potential weight gain can both become problems, avoid feeding human food or excessive treats. If these precautionary measures are not taken it could result in substantial health issues. One such risk that overfeeding poses is that weight gain will easily strain your little dog's heart and Cavaliers are particularly prone to heart complications. A proper daily feeding schedule with occasional small treats will truly prove how much you care.
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Upon taking home your baby, they may not want to eat at first. This is normal and will work itself out. It could take a bit of time for the puppy to feel comfortable considering the recent separation from the mother. If the he refuses food for more than 8 hours, contact us for advice on getting him to eat. By the time he is about 11 weeks old 2-3x daily feedings are required and will continue for 9 months.