The Cavalier Chronicle

September 2017

President's Message

The past few days have been trying for many of our members.

We lost power from Monday until Wednesday night and lost a couple of trees. We were very lucky to escape any other damage.

None of us realize how much we depend on modern comforts until we don't have them.

I hope all of our members and their family are safe from the storm.

Paula Ayers


Editor's Message

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Today's Inspirational Message

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You Are Invited



October 8, 2017 match begins at 2:00 pm; entries day of show from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

At the home of Jim and Linda Shreffler, 101 Sunnybrook Lane, Fletcher NC.

Judge: Breeder- Barbara Waters – Charleston SC

Classes offered: 4-6 puppy; 6-9 puppy; 9-12 puppy; 12-15 months; bred by exhibitor; Open (all colors); Veterans; 7-9 yrs and over 9 years.
FUN Classes: Fastest biscuit eater; waggiest tail; best costume; best trick.

Entry fees: $7 regular match

$5 fun classes



Recipe of the Month


This basic dog food recipe includes turkey for protein and vegetables for added vitamins and minerals. Turkey has less fat than beef, making this an ideal recipe for pups that could stand to lose a few pounds.


  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 cup of carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup of green beans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fish oil (optional)


  1. Cook the ground turkey in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until the meat is cooked through.
  2. Add the brown rice, turkey, and water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook an additional 15 minutes, or until the rice is soft and tender.
  4. Add the carrots and green beans and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.
  6. Store extra dinners in the fridge for up to five days.

Pro Tip: Avoid using heavy oil to brown the turkey. The high fat content of the oil may upset your dog’s stomach.

Natural Remedies


Temporary loss of appetite for a day or two in dogs is nothing to be alarmed at. However, prolonged appetite loss is usually caused by some underlying health problems. This page looks at some possible causes of appetite loss in dogs and what we can do to entice our dogs to eat.

Dogs usually are hearty eaters, although there are some finicky eaters as well. Most of the time, dogs enjoy chowing down their food. They even find stale food or garbage delicious!

Just like us, however, a dog occasionally may lose his appetite due to stress, a lack of exercise, or even a change in the weather.

Temporary appetite loss in dogs is not serious - dogs are by nature hardy animals and can stay healthy and active even if they don't eat for 48 hours. Believe it or not, dogs are very in tune with their bodies - when they do not feel so well, or when they feel there is a need for internal cleansing (like detoxification), they fast on their own.

However, if your dog suddenly loses her appetite or stops eating altogether for more than two days, coupled with weight loss, then you should take her to the vet for a check-up. The dog appetite loss is most likely caused by some underlying health problem.

Causes of Appetite Loss in Dogs

As you can imagine, there are many possible reasons why a dog may lose her appetite. Some common ones include:


Dogs are animals of habits - they like routines and dislike stress! Therefore, when a dog's daily routines are disturbed, or when there is stress in her living environment, she may lose her appetite. For example, when there is a new dog in the family, or when she is put in the kennel while her owners are on vacation.

Digestive Problems

Digestive problems such as diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, and so on, can also cause a dog to lose her appetite. If your dog stops eating because of diarrhea, don't force food down her throat. Fasting in this case is actually good for your dog. Just remember to encourage her to drink water to prevent dehydration.

Bacterial or Viral Infections

Infectious diseases usually cause fever, which in turn may cause a loss in appetite. In this case, it is also natural and beneficial for the dog to fast. Temporarily going without food allows the body to devote less energy to digestion and more to fight the bugs that make him sick.

Respiratory Diseases

Some dogs may lose their appetites when they suffer from an upper respiratory disease (e.g. asthma, kennel caugh). Perhaps they don't want to eat because they cannot smell their food!

Other Health Problems

Other health problems that may cause dog appetite loss include:

  • Dental or periodontal diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Severe worm infestations
  • Addison's disease
  • Cancer

As you can see, dog appetite loss can be caused by quite a few different diseases. It is therefore essential to get a medical check-up if your dog stops eating for over 48 hours.

News From The Board

Trophy Sponsorships

Once again, we will be offering sponsorships for the trophies we are awarding at the Winter Specialty Show. You will have the opportunity to sponsorship a trophy via our online store on our website in the coming months. Your generosity helps to defray costs of putting on a Specialty and also allows the club to offer some lovely trophies. Please visit our website to purchase / sponsor a trophy.

Do You Have A New Title Holder?

Did you know if your cavalier has earned a new title, including AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog titles, you qualify for either a certificate or personalized rosette from the club? Awards are presented at the December Holiday Luncheon. You must have your information to Sharon Utych no later than October 1, 2017. The club program details are on the club website under “Member Achievement Recognition Program” (

Meeting Notice

Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn – Northlake on Tuesday, October 3 2017 at 7:30pm. Social hour begins at 7:00pm. The Board will be meeting at 6pm.

Benefits Of Membership

There are many benefits of CKCSCGA membership. The social interaction with fellow members, networking, and educational experiences are just a few of the important benefits. We are having a series of educational programs which began at the September meeting, starting with 'Maximizing Conception in the Bitch' followed by 'Whelping and Neonatal Survival', by Robert V Hutchinson. We will also be having a hands on structure seminar by David Frederick, held at the home of president Paula Ayers. Once the exact date is confirmed the information will be forthcoming. Please plan on attending these wonderful educational opportunities. Your board is working hard to provide exciting and informative programs. Please feel free to share any program ideas you have. You can share your ideas with any board member or send them to the newsletter editor at


Sharon & Jim Utych are bragging on Karvale Brookhaven Finn THDA CGCA C-TCX “Finn”. Finn was awarded Best Veteran in Show at the Central Carolina CKCSC Specialty shows in Greensboro NC. Thank you to judges Sandra Ireland and Sheree Moses for recognizing Finn and to Sheree Moses for considering Finn for Best in Specialty show (he made the final 2 cut).

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Need Some Sunshine?

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

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The Cavalier Chronicle


Mark Fitchpatrick, editor