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Ciren
31st August 2008, 11:29 PM
she has yelped twice today in pain, in different circumstances.

i can't wait any longer so i am going to ring the vets in the morning.


i am hoping i am just being paranoid

*Pauline*
1st September 2008, 12:09 AM
:hug: Please let us know how you get on. Will be thinking of you.

Ashley
1st September 2008, 11:59 AM
Any news?

Ciren
1st September 2008, 02:02 PM
I have a appointment to take her to the vet on wednesday, spoke to Axa and they will pay out for her to have a MRI. so we shall see. the lady asked why i thought she had SM and i listed off what i think, course the problem is she could just being doing thease things cause she is being a dog. at least now i will be able to set my mind at rest.

Lozzy100
1st September 2008, 02:06 PM
i feel for you hun, my star has mitral valve disease, and has now started yelping out in pain, and also scratches, we are going to get her MRI'd soon, please let us know how your little one is xxx fingers crossed for good news

FranklinFreckles
1st September 2008, 08:30 PM
OH no :xfngr::xfngr:

Wishing the very best possible outcome for your wonderful dog!

Justine
1st September 2008, 09:45 PM
Let us all knw.Best of luck.

hbmama
2nd September 2008, 03:15 AM
How old is Peaches and what other symptoms has she displayed?

I went through the same thing a few months ago and had my girl MRI'd. She was diagnosed with PSOM (very mild Chiari malformation/common, and no syrinxes, no evidence of SM at this time.)

We were then referred over to a vet dermatologist who performed a myringotomy (ear plug removal and fluid flush) under anaesthesia, and followed up with medication and ear drops. Most of the symptoms have disappeared, though she has started scratching again occasionally for a minute or two several times a week. We will do a follow up with the dermatologist next week again to re-check her inner ears.

Before treatment, we had occasional "c" walking, head shaking, yelping for no apparent reason, scratching ears with full contact, and head rubbing after eating. It is once again important to note that we NEVER saw air scratching or bunny hopping, on or off the lead.

After you are cleared by your vet for other ailments which could cause these symptoms, then go see a vet neurologist who is up to speed on Cavaliers and SM. I found my neurologist on the Cavalierhealth.org site. I was fortunate that he was within a 20 minute drive of my home.

Good luck and try not to over stress yourself while you are investigating what is happening with Peaches. Please keep updates coming!