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thanks for sharing, Bonito is perfectly alright, this post is just for informing others, by the time I got my 2.5 month ruby cavalier I had no idea that there is such problems in this breed, even though i did quite a lot of research about the breed before committing to by one. I was just lucky that he is about 3 years now and there no sign of SM. I can only hope for responsible breeding to reduce and finally eliminate SM from the blood line in log long term.
There is a breeder here in Canada who has done a lot of research on SM and has a great blog spot with lots of info. that you might find helpful. http://embeecav.blogspot.ca/
My heart goes out to you, we lost our tri to this terrible problem, there is medication that is used in Australia to help with symptoms, we never got a MRI on our boy but the diagnosis was correct.On the subject a lot has been done in England to find and prevent the issue in breeding,there is plenty on medication and extra knowledge to help your vet.
I have a two year female blenheim cavalier who has been diagnosed with syringomyelia (not based on an MRI) but on symptoms. Does anyone in the Virginia area have any experience with their Cavaliers with this diagnosis. My vet feels an MRI is not necessary unless we decide that my cavalier's symptoms increase to the point that I would consider surgery. At this time, we are not treating my cavalier because her symptoms are mild. My understanding from researching on the internet is that surgery does not necessarily eliminate the symptoms and you have the increased problem of scar tissue from the surgery. Does anyone have any experience with this disease.
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