I have 4 cavaliers in total , but when i first started looking into owning this little breed i am very sad to say i did little research into where to buy one from, anyway my star who is 4 years old, was not a normal puppy by any means, i wont say where i got her from on here, but if anyone wants to pm me i am happy to give the info, lets just say the women the breeds several dogs...i think enough said on that.
Anyway i went there to collect my cute bundle of fun, i did not see mum the pups were in a crate in the kitchen i was not clued up at all then, anyway i asked the breeder to open the crate and i wanted the pup to choose me, anyway the smallest of the litter my star came over and plonked on my lap, so needless to say she came home with me, i got her home and she was acting strange, she would not play only tried to hide in dark places like behind the sofa etc, i just thought she needed time to settle in and find her place within the family unit, at that time i had my elderly GSD who tried to comfort her and lie with her.
48 hours later she was still withdrawn and was not eating and scratching the air ..i took her to the vets who told me she was riddled with ear mites and had worms, she also had a murmour, and was pooping blood. i phoned the breeder up to ask her to get her other pups checked out, i was not prepared for the level of abuse i got on the phone.
Anyway she is now 4 years old and still rarely plays, she acts strangely still, rubbing herself around, and coughs alot, i mean the cough is like a deep furball cough and her hind legs give way its like she is going to be sick..if you know what i mean, none of my other cavs do this, apart from rub them selfs when they are wet which is normal, or chew their ears after eating..lol
Well the vet now says he cant hear a murmour, but she snores even when she is awake, although its alot softer when she is awake, she scratches and yelps like she is in pain, although these episodes are far and few between they are getting more regular , i have mentioned that i would like her to be tested and scanned but the vets just say lets wait and see . She does appear to have some of the symptoms, but she does not yelp when i touch her head or anywhere else....so i am starting to think maybe the vet is right...as he says if she had it as she is now 4 it would be very apparant...if anyone has any input they would like to share i would be very greatful...thanks guys x