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Several members have not yet turned in their 2019 membership renewals. Please remember these are due by December 31, 2018. Membership renewal packets will be mailed to every household in October. A return self-addressed stamped envelope was included in the renewal package to expedite your renewal. You may also renew online on our club website via Paypal but must remember to send back the completed form in the mail.

If you currently are an Associate member, you can only renew as an Associate or Associate Family member. If you are a Regular member, you can renew either as a Regular member (voting privileges) or an Associate (non-voting). Only Regular members can be listed on the Breeder Referral listing. If a Regular member chooses to renew as an Associate, and wishes to return to a Regular member status, they must reapply per club rules for Regular membership.

Remember, if you are renewing for Breeder Referral listing or wanting to add your listing in 2019, you must have met the requirements. These can be found at


Our club celebrated the holidays with our annual Holiday Luncheon and member awards on December 9 at club member Margie Roe’s home. Ham and great sides were enjoyed and we also held our annual gift exchange and supported Pickens Animal Rescue Ranch with donations.

Club President Paula Ayers recognized the following members for achievements in the past year:

Kay Trad – New therapy and CGC titles for Brython Kentucky Brown

Dixie Westmoreland – New performance title and Achiever Dog for Cascavah Dixie Belle

Carolyn Powell – New CGC title for Monticello Rolling Stone

Linda Whitmire – New AKC CH title for Brookhaven Spend A Penny

Sharon & Jim Utych – New GCH title for Brookhaven The Dream Lives On

Sharon & Jim Utych – Achiever Dog for Karvale Brookhaven Finn

The club also recognized the following members for years of membership:

20 Years Membership: Kay Trad, Lu Duham, Helen Jesse, Carolyn Powell, and Maureen Miles. Each member was presented a plaque from the club.

10 Years Membership: Mark Fitchpatrick, Michele Henson, Anne James, Michele Lander Hamilton, and Dixie Westmoreland. Each member was presented a framed certificate from the club.

And finally, at the luncheon, the 2018 Member of the Year was presented to Susan Kent!

Susan Kent - Member Of The Year


Our January regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Janurary8, 2019 at the Red Lobster. Social hour at 7pm, meeting at 7:30pm. There will be no board meeting.

If you have an agenda item for either the Regular or Board meeting, please email club president Paula Ayers at


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The ACKCSC is excited to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2019. We could not think of a better place to celebrate than our National Specialty show in Cape Cod. It’s not just a dog show. It is a gathering of people interested in sustaining and improving the Cavalier, and in keeping educated and connected. National Week includes educational seminars, health screenings, social events, Charitable Trust and Rescue Trust fundraisers, with 6 days of Conformation, 2 days of Junior Showmanship, 2 days of Obedience and 2 days of Rally competitions. If you love Cavaliers, you'll want to be part of the 2019 ACKCSC National Event.

Judges: Futurity- Patty Kanan

Sweepstakes & Junior Showmanship- Lu Dunham

Dogs & Bitches- Michael Leonard

Best of Breed- Robert Schroll


APRIL 15, 2019

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It is that time of year!

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100% of profits go to the Charitable Health and Rescue Trusts.

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We have a wonderful club, one to be very proud of. The way to have an even better club is through member participation. Over the next couple of months, a great deal will be discussed and decisions made. We have several events on the horizon..... Holiday Party, April Fun Day, August Specialty. We are all pieces of the puzzle; the way to share your ideas is by attending our meetings and voicing your opinion. Please make an extra effort to attend our meetings at Red Lobster, shows, and events.


We currently do not have a program committee chairperson to coordinate programs for the club. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Paula Ayers. If you have a suggestion for a program or know of someone who would be willing to come to speak to the club, please contact Paula.


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How To Treat UTI In Dogs: Home Remedies And Medicine Options

Kimberly Alt Updated: January 9, 2018 Canine Journal

If your dog is prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs), you probably feel helpless at times. What can you give a dog for urinary tract infection? Is there a dog UTI treatment over-the-counter? How can you help prevent your dog from getting UTIs? We’ll answer these questions and more.

Dog UTI Treatment

First, you’ll want to be certain that it is a urinary tract infection that your dog has. We suggest taking your dog to the vet to confirm the UTI (unless your dog suffers from regular UTIs and you have a game plan that you have gone over with your dog’s vet.) Your veterinarian may suggest some dog UTI medicine or dog UTI antibiotics.

Dog UTI Symptoms

Urinating is an unusual place

More frequent urination

Increase in water consumption

Straining to urinate

Change in the urine stream

Dog UTI Home Remedy

There are many dog UTI home treatment options to help your dog feel more comfortable and recover. Below are six dog urinary tract infection home remedy options. Please check with your vet before administering a dog urinary tract infection treatment.

  1. Add one teaspoon (for small dogs) or 1-2 tablespoons (for big dogs) of apple cider vinegar to your dog’s water bowl. Repeat up to two times per day for up to seven to ten days, depending on how severe the UTI is. Be sure to have a second bowl of water without apple cider vinegar in case your dog doesn’t like the taste.
  2. Have your dog soak in a hot bath (make sure it’s not too hot and the level isn’t too deep) for ten minutes to help relieve the muscles. Wash your dog with a mild soap and pay attention to the genital area. Don’t leave soap on the area for too long and be sure to rinse the area with clean, warm water. Do this every few days until the UTI is gone.
  3. Encourage your dog to drink more water by placing extra water bowls around the house. Change the water once or twice a day to make sure it’s fresh.
  4. Crush one 500mg Vitamin C tablet and sprinkle it over your dog’s food. Do this once per day for seven days.
  5. Give your dog one to three teaspoons of citrus juice. The juice should NOT be from concentrate and SHOULD be all natural. Make sure there is no added sugar because it could aggravate your dog’s UTI further.
  6. Add about two teaspoons of chopped blueberries or cranberries to your dog’s food. Do this twice per day for seven to ten days.

Can I Give My Dog Cranberry Juice?

We have heard time and time again that for humans, cranberry juice can help get rid of a UTI. But what about dogs? How much cranberry juice for a dog UTI and is it safe? We recommend speaking to your dog’s vet about this. Each dog is unique and what works for one, may be dangerous for another. We strongly urge you to speak with your dog’s vet before administering any type of treatment.

Can I Give My Dog Cranberry Pills

We don’t want to sound like a politician here, but our answer is the same as above. Please check with your dog’s veterinarian before giving cranberry pills to your dog.

3 Dog UTI Prevention Tips

Below are three tips for preventing bladder infection in dogs.

  1. Make sure your dog is drinking enough water.
  2. Keep your dog well-groomed, especially around the genital area.
  3. Encourage potty breaks for your dog; the longer urine sits in the bladder; the more opportunity for bacteria to multiply.

Dog UTI Test

Did you know you can find out if your dog has a UTI without visiting the vet? Try one of these dog UTI tests to detect a urinary tract infection in dogs as well as other illnesses. It could save you time and money at the vet’s office, especially if your dog is prone to UTIs. If the test comes back positive, you can then call your vet to get advice on how to proceed with treatment.




  • 10 lbs ground beef (lean)
  • 3 slices of bread, cubed small
  • 2 cups of oat bran
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cans pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Some salt
  • 4 carrots, boiled/steamed and mashed
  • Flour
  • 4 leaves of kale with stalks chopped finely


  • Put all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix them all together and form them into any size of balls you'd like.
  • Dredge the balls lightly in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Put them in the 400-degree oven until done. Bake time will depend on the size of your balls; usually, mine only takes about 25 minutes for donut hole size balls.


Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on MBISS AKC GCHB CH Brookhaven The Dream Lives On “Edgar” as he finished 2018 as the number 1 cavalier in the AKC NOHS rankings.

Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on Edgar’s son. Legendcrest Finnickyskye Dream Catcher as he swept the Dixie Cluster 4 to under 6-month Beginner Puppy competition with 3 BOB’s, a group 1, 3, & 4. They are so proud of him!


Do you know a club member who needs some sunshine? Please contact Maureen Miles and she will send a card on behalf of the membership to brighten that person's day! Maureen can be contacted at 770-460-9197 or


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