Toby died on 13th Nov 08 aged 14years 3 months and 11 days. He had taken ill earlier that day, I took him to the vet with breathing difficulties and they admitted him for tests including chest x-rays, I returned to the vet to see him and was told that the x-rays showed that he had an enlarged Right side of his heart and they were going to try to treat him. At that point he had some sort of attack, the vet said that it may have been a heart attack and his condition rapidly deteriorated, the vet said that he appeared to be dying and it was best to put him to sleep to which I very reluctantly agreed.
From what I can gather it appears that he did not have MVD and the murmur that he had was on the right hand side valve of his heart and this is why he never coughed. They said that his symptoms were not typical of Cavalier heart disease.
I am totally devastated at losing him, it all happened so fast, he really was my best friend and constant companion, my house is empty.
I did a small website for him a few years ago which I never got round to finishing http://www.tobydug.co.uk
These photo were taken on August 2nd this year, his 14th birthday when we were on holiday on the Black isle, Scotland