When you first get your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy home your new puppy will miss its litter mates and familiar surroundings of my house the first few days. Your puppy may cry off and on which is very normal. I try not to pick up the puppies when they are crying because it will teach them to cry in order to get picked up. Your new puppy should only cry the first night or two and then will begin to settle into your new surroundings.
Once you have taken your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy home you will need to schedule an appointment with your vet when their next puppy shot is due. Be sure and take the shot record with you so your vet can record the information on their chart. Be sure to read our page on vaccinations especially the section on Leptospirosis and corona so you can ask the receptionist at the vet clinic when you are making your appointment about whether their puppy shots include lepto and/or corona. You want to avoid both if possible.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels may need to have their teeth cleaned by a veterinarian. Oral hygiene has been linked to health. When teeth are cleaned by a veterinarian they are put under anesthesia. WARNING: Make sure you always use toothpaste made for dogs only because people toothpaste is poisonous for dogs. A child's soft toothbrush or I use the toothbrushes for electic toothbrushes. Tarter can form on teeth after 24 - 48 hours just like human teeth so brushing your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's teeth each night before bedtime is going to give your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel the best protection. If you cannot do it daily then try weekly. If you cannot do it weekly then you will need to keep a close watch on the back molars because over time they will turn brown and this can lead to health issues not to mention causing them pain when they eat. I do give my Cavalier King Charles Spaniels baby carrots, celery, broccolli and apples every few days and have found these vegy's really help to control the tarter buildup naturally.