I hijacked someone elses thread with this question, (sorry) but the other post got me to thinking about knee and hip problems in cavaliers. I didn't get a response so I am starting a new thread.
I am just wondering, since the majority of the people on this board have cavaliers from very reputable breeders who closely follow CKCS breeding protocol for health testing......how many of you have had luxating patella and hip problems down the line anyway, even though your pups parents and grandparents were cleared and OFA registered?
Mine was kept for 6 months by her breeder, and she actually had her hips and knees xray'd and cleared before we got her. Even so, just because she is a cavalier, do I have to be overly worried about her developing these problems later on? I bought the PetPlan gold insurance and would do anything necessary to keep her healthy, pain free and happy of course, but just wanted to know if this is something that just happens in most lines of this breed over time.