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Karlin
15th March 2005, 12:39 AM
LeighAnn put together this helpful list:


Walk into any pet supply stores and the choices are enormous. How do you know what you really need? The following are things cavalier owners have found necessary and useful.

Crate
Blanket, pillow or something soft for the bottom of the crate
Food (best to stick with what the breeder feeds at first)
Water, food bowls
Variety of toys (your puppy will let you know what his favorites are)
Leash
Collar
Brush
Clippers for nails and/or trimming if you plan to do it yourself
Shampoo
Baby gates may be neccesary during the housebreaking stage
Lots of film! Cavalier puppies are very photogenic!

For a list items recommended for housebreaking, look in the topic about housebreaking a puppy.

These items were suggested by a breeder for a first-aid kit. However, don't try to diagnose your dog yourself. If you hav an emergency, call your vet!

Sponge gauze
Non-adherent burn dressings
adhesive tape
q-tips
sting stop swabs
antiseptic towelettes
antibotic ointment (Neosporin)
Fabric and moleskin bandages
latex gloves
triangular bandage
emergency foil blanket
Kling felxible bandage
Exacta med dispenser
aspirin - buffered-1/4 of 325 mf. tablet
polysporin eye ointment
saline
Benadryl- 1-2 mg./lb
hydrogen peroxide for antiseptic use and also to induce vomiting 5-10 ml. every 15 minutes
pepto bismol tablets
tylenol
candle
scissors
tweezers
thermometer
flashlight
instant cold pack, picture of your dog (in case he gets lost)
pen
business cards, phone number of vet and emergency clinic.
Dog first-aid book

Karlin
13th October 2006, 12:22 AM
Breeder Laura Lang offers this excellent page on what to get in preparation for your cavalier's arrival.

http://roycroftcavaliers.com/manual1.htm