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A very special thanks goes out to Michele Lander Hamilton for facilitating a last minute venue change for the Holiday Party. Michele arranged for party to be hosted by Five Paces Inn. Thank you Michele for such quick action. The party was enjoyed by all who attended.

Our 2019 Member Of The Year award went to Paula Ayers.

10 Year Membership Awards went to Margie Roe, Jim Utych, and Sharon Utych.


The January meeting will be held at The Red Lobster on Lavista Rd. Wednesday, January 8. The social hour will begin at 7:00 and the meeting will begin at 7:30.


The evite invitation for the March 2020 Puppy Picnic was emailed to members on November 12. Please be sure to RSVP for the event.


February 2020 Specialty Show

All information for the Specialty is located on our website: 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!


Membership renewal forms have been mailed. Be sure to renew your membership for 2020 as soon as possible.


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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:

Gas-Prone Diet

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.

General Well-Being

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.

Underlying Illness

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.

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Home Made Parsley Dog Biscuits


2 cups of whole wheat flour (stone ground adds a nice texture)

2 eggs

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.

Other variations:

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.



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.....


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.....Monthly Meetings, Specialty Show. 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.


Sharon and Jim Utych have a brag....RBISOH MBISS AKC GCHS CH Brookhaven the Dream Lives On CGC "Edgar" has attained the Grand Champion Silver status under judge Gloria Geringer in November. ALL of Edgar's points were proudly attained being owner handled.
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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 404 791-8422 or


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