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    Default For all who think Cavaliers are wimps....

    Me included! We have a very timid little cavalier, 9 times out of 10 he will lay on his back when he meets another dog. He jumps if a cushion falls off the sofa and dont even think about putting a balloon within his eyesight.

    However, over the last week I have learnt just what tough little cookies they are. Chester has been really poorly with diarreah & sickness. We took him to the Vets on Friday and tried everything they gave us over the weekend but nothing seemed to help. We took him back again yesterday and they have kept him in.

    Having run all the tests, it turns out he has a gut infection & also an inflammed pancreas. These were obviously causing him a whole lot of pain but not once did he let on. He was still always really pleased to see us, still trying to chase moths & birds around the garden and jump around the sofa when someone dared walk outside the front garden. He has obvisouly been a lot more tired & clingy but other than that I am not sure you would notice anything was wrong.

    I just want to remind everyone that they are a lot tougher than people give them credit for and to never be mistaken by that beautiful waggy tail.
    Kelly, Mum to Chester

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    They are tough little dogs and never seem to complain when they are sick..hope little chester is feeling better...hugs to him from us.
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    Poor Chester,I hope he is feeling a lot better allready

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    What a trooper! I hope poor little Chester is feeling better
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    Poor Chester! How long was he sick with this?
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    Thanks for your messages. I have spoken to the Vet today and she said he is still in some discomfort so she is keeping him in for the day, will give him some more pain relief & then I am going to pick him up & bring him home for the night. She thinks he might be more comfy at home.

    I am then going to take him back in the morning for another assessment.

    His diarreah started on Weds night and he had us up every hour to go outside. Then on Thurs night the sickness started. I took him to the Vets on Friday morning & they gave him a sickness injection & some pills to see it that worked. He seemed to pick up a little on Fri/Sat daytime but Sat night he just wouldnt settle again and Sun he just wanted to sleep. Took him back yesterday as he started being sick again.

    Thankfully the sickness seems to have stopped now & they are just waiting to get a stool sample from him to send off for more tests.

    I did ask whether it was a disease he would have for life now but she seems to think that perhaps he ate something he shouldnt have or caught a bug and one problem has brought on the other. Fingers crossed they are on top of it now & I cant wait to bring my little fella home.
    Kelly, Mum to Chester

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    Good luck to him for a full (and quick) recovery. It's horrible when our dogs are sick, isn't it? I just hate it!

    My vet mentioned to me that Cavaliers tend to be very stoic. I think he's right about that.

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    Poor brave little Chester!! I guess it is true, that these dogs don't always exhibit pain emotions as we would think they would. Karlin has said it over and over in the SM pages, that what we often observe to be a mild annoyance, such as scratching or rubbing, could possibly be true pain that the dog is experiencing.

    These dogs have such gentle, want to please dispositions, that I think they try to just deal with discomfort the best they can. Attitude is everything, and they are tough, positive thinking little troopers!

    Hope he is right and feeling much better soon!
    Marianne
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    Hope Chester picks up soon.

    They really are troopers when it comes to pain.
    Tanya, Mark, two human babies and Cleo (Blen Girl Born 5th May 2006; got her wings March 3rd 2017)

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    You've made a really good point! Shelby is like that. She is such a stoic little girl and really doesn't show pain. Hope Chester is feeling much better soon.
    Cathy
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