What's Happening To Our Cavaliers
It has not been a happy time reading CT over the last few weeks it seems so many of our Cavaliers
have been suffering with problems of one sort or another .:( And I am not helping as the majority of my
posts recently seem to be about lost/found/stolen boys and girls .:(
As I now know I have to take my Daisy to Chestergates for a consultation and possible MRI I have been
reading up as much as I can about SM and CM ,its causes, its treatment and especially C.T. members
threads about how each one copes day to day and the various medications they give . I have found these
threads all compulsive, though not nice reading.,with individuals explaining there own journeys from when
they first suspected their Cavalier was suffering from SM/CM and how they coped from daily and weekly and
detailing their trials of various medications to assist some successful some not .
One thing puzzles me though ? how is it I can come to C.T. and read and learn from real peoples experiances rather
than a newbie like me having to trawl through many sometimes complex websites for information ,but when I look
in other places there is nothing there ! Are these problems exclusive to CT members ?as I cant see anybody on
other forums writing about their own personnel journeys and by that helping others who have to travel down
these same horrendous roads ,or as I say is it only us who face these problems are others not be affected.
It would be so helpful if all breeders whose dogs are suffering pulled down their own facade and made available to all
their own stories so as to help us many pet owners and their Cavaliers cope and understand the increasing
problems of SM and CM.
Not at all lumping them together...
I applaud the breeders doing their best, but I only see a very small group of breeders out of 1000s willing to follow the protocols. I know we need breeders to work with us to get out of this mess. I am not expecting others to do it... That is why I also am not optimistic. I just have not seen or heard of any major movement here that will have a have a major impact. I wish there was a way to better recognize the ones doing their best other than just buying from them exclusively...as so few of the buying public even know who they are to do this. It took me weeks of phone calls to find 5 breeders who are MRI testing in eastern USA. Should not be that hard to do the right thing.
I wish that i had answers Annie... I do not. Just a lot of questions as to what really will get us out of this situation.