This is the other half of Linderbelle, just so you know who this is. Went to Petsmart today to get some chewies for the other dogs we have, cause they are losing attention due to Abbey. Saw a couple with a black/tan Cav. and thought I would say hi. Well they where in looking for a harness instead of the collar they had. Seems that their Vet said that some of the irritation that the dog had was due to collar stress. Asked them if it did it all the time and if it sucked its paws. The answer was sometimes on the collar other times not. The paw situation was cause she just liked to have clean paws. I said she might have SM, then kinda explained what it was. No they have a very good Vet and he knows alot about dogs. I told them that a large amount of Vets don't know about SM. I felt like I was not really being taken for real. Advised them to take a look on the Web for "CavalierTalk" under health just to start. She kinda said my Vet would know about this. The husband did lift a eyebrow when I said look at the Web for this problem. They went on their way to get the harness to take care of the "collar stress" Just thought I would put this out to show that even the good Vets don't know about this. Abbey sleeping now so I have to be quite!