THE CAVALIER CHRONICLE
SEPTEMBER MEETING SPEAKER - GREAT PROGRAM
Join us on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at the Red Lobster to hear our speaker, Dr. Alicia Moon, DVM CVA of Moon Mobile Veterinary Services speak on the benefits of laser therapy, acupuncture and also discuss supplements and food therapy. More information on Dr. Moon can be found on her website www.moonmobilevet.com The September meeting will commence at 6pm in order to order off the menu and Dr. Moon will join us for dinner. The actual discussion and topics led by Dr. Moon will commence at 7pm. Please join us for these interesting topics which can help our cavalier's health.
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT OF THE MONTH
Our AUGUST 2019 regular meeting will be held on SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2019 at the Specialty Show site immediately following our Specialty Show & Beginner Puppy Competition.
We will meet ringside at RING 13. The Specialty commences at 12:35pm and there will be 47 dogs in the specialty and 1 beginner puppy. Come and join us both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be a ringside silent auction and we will be auctioning off a spaniel bowl made by Cindy Koehring.
All cavalier shows will be held at Ring 13.
Thursday (all breed): 10:45 am
Friday (all breed): 10:30 am
Saturday (all breed): 930 am
Saturday (Sweeps & Specialty): 12:15 pm Sweeps: 12:45 pm Specialty
Sunday (all breed): 10:30 am
Sunday (Specialty) : 12:35pm
If you have an agenda item, please send to Paula Ayers (email@example.com)
The Club's Achievement Awards will be given out at our upcoming December Holiday Luncheon (more information on that will be forthcoming). If your cavaliers have been awarded the following from the period of November 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019, they are eligible to be recognized for an Achievement Award. You must turn in the form and appropriate certification from AKC or Therapy Dog organization to qualify. The submission form can be found on the club website.....www.ckcscatlanta.org.
Here are the categories that qualify:
Titles recognized by the AKC that are achieved will be recognized with a certificate embossed with our club logo:
- New AKC Champion
- New AKC Grand Champion (includes all GCH levels)
- New AKC Performance titles (includes Rally, Agility, Obedience, Lure Coursing, Trick Dog)
- New Certificate of Merit (CM) title for 4-6 month beginner puppy competition
- New Barn Hunt titles awarded by the Barn Hunt Association
- New Flyball titles awarded by the North American Flyball Association
- New Dock Diving titles awarded by the North America Diving Dogs Association
- New AKC Achiever Dog recognition
- New AKC Puppy of Achievement recognition
Titles bestowed by our parent club, the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club:
- New Register of Merit (ROM)
- New Legion of Merit (LOM)
- New Advanced Performance Award (APA)
- New ACKCSC Versatility Award
Titles achieved which are recognized with a fancy rosette that will include the Cavalier’s name, title earned and Club name on the center strip:
- New CGC, CGCA, Star Puppy Graduate or Urban CGC titles
- New AKC Therapy Dog titles
- Newly registered therapy dog team with a national therapy organization – Pet Partners, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Therapy Dogs International, and Happy Tails. This rosette will state “Registered Therapy Dog” vs. the AKC title on the rosette.
Mmm, fiber. Just what your dog is craving, right? OK, maybe not. After all, we humans don't really think of fiber as being particularly delicious, but we know that it's something we need in our diets. Most of the time, we get all we need from our regular diet. The same is true for our dogs: Fiber isn't considered an essential nutrient for them, but it's found to some degree in all commercial dog foods. Occasionally, we need a little more fiber to help keep things moving, and so do our canine companions. A diet high in fiber can even help with other health problems, as well as promote overall colon well-being for both you and your pet.
Let's back up a second, though. What exactly is fiber? It's a term used to describe plant material that isn't digested by our bodies, also known as roughage. There are two different kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber absorbs water, breaks down into a stringy, mucilaginous (mucus-like) material and ferments, releasing gases as it passes through the colon. Insoluble fiber also absorbs water, but it doesn't ferment. Soluble fiber also ferments at different rates -- slow-fermenting fiber sources include peanut hulls and cellulose, while bran, pectin and soy fiber ferment more quickly. Beet pulp, a common source of fiber in dog food, is somewhere in the middle. A mixture of different types of soluble fiber is best; too much fast-moving fiber can cause diarrhea, while slow-fermenting sources may not make a difference.
If your dog needs more fiber than what he's getting from his regular food, it can be a little more challenging than when you hit the fiber supplement aisle at the pharmacy. That's why there are high-fiber dog foods available on the market. Most contain a mix of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Not all of them are created equal, though. Some inexpensive dog foods could contain sources of fiber that you may not be happy feeding your dog, such as shredded paper. Of course, the label won't use those words, but ingredients like cellulose, for example, can come from a wide variety of sources. Your best bet is to do your research. All dog foods have ingredient lists, which will list the amount of crude fiber (a general term for any kind of fiber) as a percentage. Look for specific sources of fiber (like those mentioned above), and ask your veterinarian what he or she recommends. Now that you know all about fiber, read on to learn exactly how a high-fiber diet can benefit your dog.
Typically when we think of high-fiber foods, we think of constipation. High-fiber dog food can help treat constipation because insoluble fiber absorbs water, creating softer, larger stools. Larger stools stimulate the colon's muscle contractions. There are many conditions that can cause constipation in dogs, so if it's a chronic problem, you should get him checked out by the vet.
It might surprise you to know that high-fiber food can also help dogs that have diarrhea. Insoluble fiber absorbs excess water in the colon, while the fermenting action of soluble fiber can balance acidity levels in the colon and create more friendly bacteria. Again, chronic diarrhea may be a sign of a more serious problem, so just switching to a high-fiber food isn't necessarily the answer.
All dogs have scent glands located on either side of their anus, which secrete oils when they defecate. These anal glands give their feces a unique scent -- yet another way for dogs to mark their territory. Unfortunately, these glands can get clogged, which can be very painful for your dog and can result in anal gland disease. The bulking action of high-fiber foods creates larger stools that press against impacted glands, releasing them.
If your dog is overweight, he may need to go on a weight-control dog food. When you read the ingredient list, you'll probably notice that "diet" dog foods are also high in fiber. Fiber makes your dog feel full without adding a lot of calories, so it can help him shed those extra pounds.
Dogs who have been diagnosed with diabetes can also benefit from a high-fiber dog food. The bulk of insoluble fiber slows digestion, which keeps blood sugar levels from spiking. According to veterinarian Denise Elliot, fermenting soluble fiber may also influence the release of hormones that affect a diabetic dog's sensitivity to insulin (making him less sensitive to it), although research doesn't yet show exactly how this works.
Finally, high-fiber dog foods can reduce your dog's risk of contracting colon cancer. Fiber speeds elimination, which means less time for the carcinogens your dog may have consumed to hang out in his intestinal tract. When soluble fiber ferments, one of the byproducts is a short-chain fatty acid. These fatty acids provide needed fuel for cells lining the walls of the intestine, which aid in repairing the cells of the intestine.
Now you may be gung-ho about switching your dog to a high-fiber food, but it's imperative that you consult with his vet first. Too much fiber can cause frequent stools, diarrhea and gas, and it can even interfere with the absorption of vitamins and minerals. So listen to your vet and take it slow.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Applesauce Carrot Dog Treat - High Fiber
• 1.5 cups whole wheat or white flour
• 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1 tsp. cinnamon
• 1 cup grated carrot
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium-size bowl mix flour, applesauce, cinnamon, grated carrot together. It will be a little sticky so add additional flour to make less sticky.
3. Roll out your dough on a floured surface to about 1/4” thick.
4. Shape the dough by hand or use a dog bone cookie cutter. I used medium size. To make even easier to remove spray with cooking spray and place on a parchment-lined or lightly greased edged cookie sheet.
Bake for 35 min. or until golden brown color and remove and let completely cool before serving to your pet.
WE ARE INVITED
The seminar will be hosted by Allprovide Pet Foods, 1755 Young Ct, Norcross, GA 30093.
The day will include Seminar, Cooking Demo, and Allprovide tour.
Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 12 PM - 5 PM
Allprovide Pet Foods 1755 Young Cr, Norcross, GA 30093
Tickets available at www.drjudymorgan.com.
SEPERATION ANXIETY STUDY
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is currently recruiting dogs for a new Separation Anxiety Study evaluating a non-pharmacologic anti-anxiety device. *This is a fully-funded clinical trial that doesn't require a visit to NC State.*
To inquire about participation, contact the Clinical Studies Core at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-515-8380.
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CELEBRATES 1 MILLION DOGS PASSING AKC’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® TEST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica D’Amato
Date: August 14, 2019 Phone: 212-696-8346
THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CELEBRATES 1 MILLION DOGS PASSING AKC’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® TEST
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is celebrating one million dogs passing their AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Test. The millionth dog to pass the test was a Bernese Mountain Dog named Fiona who is owned by Nora Pavone from Brooklyn, NY. Fiona attended instructor Kate Naito’s CGC classes at Brooklyn’s Doggie Academy as the initial step toward her future role as a grief therapy dog in nursing homes.
“We are very proud of Fiona and the other hundreds of thousands of dogs that have passed the CGC test,” said Mary Burch, PhD, Director of the Canine Good Citizen Program. “Many of these dogs go on for additional training to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Started in 1989, AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and good manners for dogs. The 10-step test consists of basic commands and actions like accepting a friendly stranger, sitting, staying, coming when called, walking through a crowd, and behaving politely around other dogs, among others. All dogs who pass the test may receive a certificate from the AKC.
“A million CGC dogs is an amazing milestone. The program has done so much good, from helping dog owners teach their pet good manners to rehabilitating dogs that have had behavioral issues,” said Doug Ljungren, Executive Vice President of AKC Sports & Events. “CGC instructors can be justifiably proud of the great work they have done for dogs and their owners.”
The Canine Good Citizen Program has been adopted and utilized for many activities that require basic good citizen behavior. CGC training and titles are used as a prerequisite by therapy dog groups. Many service dog organizations start their dogs with CGC training, and shelter organizations are utilizing the “CGC Ready” program to demonstrate that their rescue dogs are good citizens. Several dog daycare facilities train dogs for the test and 4-H clubs around the country have been using CGC as a beginning dog training program. Other countries (including Korea, India, England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Finland) have developed CGC programs based on the AKC’s Program.
Legislative Resolutions endorsing the CGC program as a way of teaching responsible dog ownership and canine good manners have been passed in 48 states, and police and animal control agencies use the CGC program for dealing with dog problems in communities. In addition, some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments, condos and businesses require that resident dogs pass the CGC test.
More information about the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program can be found at: https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/
About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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