Lola is a 9.5 year old is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (the larger of the King Charles breed) Blenheim in colour and a neutered female.
Lola came in to the rescue as her owner could no longer afford to keep a pet, the financial crisis has hit everyone hard in the U.K and she had to make the hard decision to put Lola first and let her come to rescue.
As with any King Charles, Lola has mitral valve disease in her heart. At present she has a stable grade 3 heart murmur and a mitral valve grade of B1. This mean that at present she does not require medication. A lot has changed in the treatment of mitral valve disease over the last couple of years and we have learnt the following:
- Lola’s condition may never progress any further.
- If Lola’s condition does start to change, there are now medications available to prevent heart failure progression.
- Diet plays a huge part! So if you are a purchaser of low quality food ( To check your brand of dog food visit this website https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/ anything under 68% is no good for Lola) Her weight needs to remain as it is now, so if your dogs end up slightly chubby and you can’t help treating them, Lola is not the dog for you. You will kill her with kindness as she loves a treat, but treats do not love her heart.
- Exercise is key! Lola goes for an hour a day this keeps her heart and body healthy.
- Lola will require and Echocardiogram yearly to check for progression, the quicker any changes found the better for Lola this costs between £300 and £500 and you will have to find a vet that has the training to scan hearts.
Lola is an amazing dog, she may be 9.5 years but is very much a puppy at heart! Lola is great with kids, cats, other dogs, horses, sheep, scared of the goats (to be fair I don’t blame her!) Lola is good to be left for up to 4 hours, she is great off the lead and is having to learn to walk to heal on the lead ( We are getting there) Lola loves everyone she meets and is a wonderful girl! She loves the hustle and bustle of an active household (regular active, not you crazy athletes that run marathons for fun!! lol)
Rough monthly costs of owning Lola:
Insurance £110 per month (this is high because of her breed and her pre existing conditions)
Food £40 per month
Vet Care Plan for flea and worm £18 per month
Joint supplements £8 per month.
Grooming is around £50 every 3 months.
Lola is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you can offer Lola a home email [email protected]