THE CAVALIER CHRONICLE
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND ANNUAL AWARDS
Our 2019 Member Of The Year award went to Paula Ayers.
10 Year Membership Awards went to Margie Roe, Jim Utych, and Sharon Utych.
WINTER SPECIALTY SHOW
February 2020 Specialty Show
All information for the Specialty is located on our website: www.ckcscatlanta.org Please be sure to check it out as it contains important hotel booking information and trophy sponsorships. Your generous sponsorships help defray the cost of putting on our wonderful specialty shows.
Be sure to enter your puppies and veterans in our sweepstakes on Saturday and also on Sunday enter your 4 to under 6-month puppy in the Beginner Puppy Competition. This is an absolutely adorable competition! No stress, just fun being in the ring with the pups!
Why Does My Dog Have Gas?
It’s totally normal for our bodies to produce gas that accumulates within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. But some dogs develop an ongoing excess of this gas buildup. What causes chronic gas problems?
There are several reasons:
Foods that commonly cause dog flatulence include beans, soybeans, peas, milk products, high-fat diets and spicy foods. Many dogs (and cats) are lactose intolerant, and feeding them milk or dairy products often causes gas and an upset stomach. And some dogs are sensitive to grain products.
Tip: Don’t feed your dog table scraps — or at least be careful about what you're giving them off of your plate.
Low-Quality Dog Food
Many dogs don’t easily digest mass commercial dog foods that have a lot of preservatives and artificial ingredients. These foods can cause excessive fermentation in the colon, which produces a lot of gas. If you’re feeding your dog cheap food, you may want to consider switching to a high-quality diet.
Change In Nutrition
Changing your dog food can cause temporary excessive gas. It can take a week or two for your dog’s tummy to adjust to a new diet. If after a few weeks your dog’s gas symptoms haven’t resolved, you may want to consider an alternative diet or go back to the original food.
Swallowing Too Much Air
Some dogs can swallow a lot of air when they eat or drink too fast, especially right after they exercise. Fortunately, this type of gas usually isn’t smelly. Eating too fast can also cause indigestion.
Dogs who are overweight and/or too sedentary have a higher risk of developing chronic flatulence, regardless of what they eat. Just as with humans, our digestive systems work more efficiently when we’re not overweight and up and moving around. Help your dog lose weight and take them out for regular walks.
If your dog’s gas is accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy or other symptoms, it could indicate an underlying GI condition, which could include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal parasites and other conditions. Be sure to contact your vet if your dog is experiencing these other symptoms to help rule out underlying health problems.
What Can I Give My Dog For Gas?
A change in your dog’s diet and well being is the best way to relieve gas in dogs. But in the meantime, there are some products and home remedies that you can give your pup for temporary relief.
Home Remedies For Dog Gas
- Fennel: Sprinkle some fennel (dried or fresh) on your dog’s food. If she eats kibble, just add some water, so it sticks to the food.
- Parsley: This herb is more than just a garnish — it can reduce odor in the digestive system and even ease bad breath. You can chop up a couple of tablespoons of fresh parsley and sprinkle it on your dog’s food. You can also give your dog AKC Dentacare dog treats, which includes dog-safe parsley and peppermint essential oils.
Long-Term Gas Remedies
If you think your dog’s diet is the culprit behind their gassiness, changing their diet and adding a daily dog probiotic can go a long way to improve and even eliminate the problem for good.
Change Your Dog Food
Switching your dog to a premium diet could be the solution to them excessive gas. Look for low-fat, all-natural dog foods without preservatives and artificial ingredients.
Use A Daily Probiotic For Dogs
If your dog suffers from chronic gas or digestive problems, a daily dog probiotic could also help. Probiotics for dogs work the same way as they do for humans. They’re formulas that contain living gut-friendly bacteria found naturally in the digestive tract and other areas of the body. The goal of ingesting probiotics is to maintain healthy levels of good bacteria, prevent GI problems and boost the immune system after it’s been disrupted by illness, infection, antibiotic treatment or other stressors.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Home Made Parsley Dog Biscuits
2 cups of whole wheat flour (stone ground adds a nice texture)
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup water
1.In a mixer or food processor (with dough blade), blend together all ingredients, adding them in the order above. The dough should be slightly firm but not wet and sticky to the touch. Add small amounts of additional water if needed until your dough reaches the correct consistency to be rolled out.
2. Roll out the dough until it is just under a 1/4 inch in thickness. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then cookie cut the desired shape you want.
3. Bake for 25 minutes. Shut the heat off after 25 minutes and let the biscuits sit int he closed oven for an additional 15-20 minutes so that the cookies dry out and become crunchy. If they are too soft, they might spoil in the cookie jar!
4. Voila! There you have it! A nice sized batch of crunchy dog biscuits.
Add vegetable, chicken, or beef broth instead of water.
Add additional ingredients such as carrots, shredded cheddar cheese, or apples.
* Note that adding these wet ingredients will not allow your biscuits to dry out completely. You can keep them in the refrigerator to preserve them longer.
ACKCSC 2020 CALENDAR
100% Of Profits To The Health And Rescue Trusts
The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc 2020 Calendar is now available for order.
You can order your copies at this link.....https://ackcsc.org/index.php/shop-ackcsc/2020-calendars