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Nicki
26th June 2011, 10:42 AM
Laura Lang, of Roycroft Cavaliers, whose website you will see frequently recommend on here [it is one of the best sites for information about Cavaliers] has written a book including much of this information - it's due to be released on 31st August but you can pre order it now on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cavalier-Charles-Spaniel-Animal-Planet/dp/0793837154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309077524&sr=8-1http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cavalier-Charles-Spaniel-Animal-Planet/dp/0793837154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309077524&sr=8-1

Very much looking forward to reading this book 8-)

Laura's website http://roycroftinformationcenter.com/Roycroft%20Cavaliers/Roycroft%20Cavalier%20Care%20new.html

merello
26th June 2011, 11:52 AM
That looks a great book Nicki, I may pre order it myself. Love the wee Cav on the cover, it reminds me of someone very special!:lotsaluv:

RodRussell
26th June 2011, 06:16 PM
This should be a good book. The author has been walking the genetic health testing walk for decades.

Spangly
26th June 2011, 07:35 PM
Thanks for telling us about this Tania, my copy is ordered!:)

ilovegaleharold
14th July 2011, 01:15 AM
Wow, I didn't know she was writing a book. I'll definitely order a copy. Both of my cavs came from Laura, she is wonderful!!

Ladybug
14th July 2011, 10:21 AM
I ordered mine just the other day. Can't wait to get it! Thanks for the tip.

anniemac
14th July 2011, 03:33 PM
On another forum someone pointed out that even though this book is great information, Animal Planet needs to update health information on website. http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogprofile.do?id=2150
Many people go there and it does not mention SM and look at major and minor concerns:

"Major concerns: MVI, CHD
• Minor concerns: patellar luxation, entropion
• Suggested tests: cardiac, hip, knee, eye"

Ok, I have never heard of CHD. What is MVI? Shouldn't that be MVD

I sent them an email and I hope they contact Laura Lang.

I received the book and was pleased

Pat
14th July 2011, 06:05 PM
• Major concerns: MVI, CHD
• Minor concerns: patellar luxation, entropion
• Occasionally seen: retinal dysplasia
• Suggested tests: cardiac, hip, knee, eye
• Life span: 9 – 14 years
• Note: Cavaliers should not be bred until the age of 5 years, and only after being checked
at that age for MVD.

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God, I hate stupidity! Obvious typos or incorrect abbreviations - could mean "mitral valve insufficiency" and "chronic heart disease" but those are not really "official" medical acronyms so could be just typos. I guess it could also mean "chronic hip dysplasia" for that matter. But look at the wrong info about not breeding a Cavalier until the age of FIVE - big error/misinterpretation. And I don't think that a $2,000 operation is a "minor" concern for most average people!!!

I would think that the two breed clubs should be monitoring any published information about Cavaliers and should be ready to step in and give correct information. Oh, that's right......there isn't even correct information on their websites.

Example - on CKCSC website it states that "Each side of the heart has three chambers separated by two valves." HUH??? If that were true, hearts would have SIX chambers total......which is incorrect. And the "living with MVD" was written 11 years ago and is quite outdated. Who is in charge of editing these sites?

Pat (irritated....)