My newest addition, Sophie Rose (age 7), a ruby, seems to have chronic dry eye, so everyone's information is helpful as I've never dealt with this problem before. She also seems to be almost totally deaf - she was imported as a pup from London. I've wondered if this is a very common hereditary condition other cavalier moms have seen? We are just working on some general commands - esp. the "it's time for dinner!" She was re-homed with us last summer from a breeder who wasn't going to use her for breeding anymore. It's a great way to find another little one w/out waiting so long (in the US) for a rescue dog. We couldn't love her more in such a short time!