After all your great advice about finding a new vet i asked every doggie person i know locally which vet they use, then rang these vets for a chat. the one i chose seemed to know the most about SM i.e he said put her on a harness straight away.Also he says he is a friend of DR Clare Rushbridge & has been to seminars etc most importantly to me, at least, was when i asked him if he thought she could be in pain, he said- without a doubt, its extremely painful for the dogs. we got fitted in to see him this morning by which time the old vet had forwarded our records. he spoke to the point after listening to her list of symptoms & my saying i need to help her asap.He said she needs a neurologist& mri.
He checked on my flea regime, checked her ears then her heart which he says is good(hurrah!)& that he wouldnt expect that in a 5yr old cavalier. we left with him saying he would arrange the referral & be in touch in next few days. Well within 15mins a lady rung me from a clinic & we've got an appointment booked for tues, im thrilled its so quick.
In my surprise at the speed i forgot to ask where this place is(duh!) but she's sending details anyway. the vet did offer wimbledon i think it was but as i dont drive i had to ask for the nearest place for my friends benefit. so where ever we are going we've to be there at 9am tues. my friends have already booked this day off work for us,i managed to rearrange my work ok too.
Sooo..i need to know if there are any questions in particular i need to be asking on tues? anything you would advise me to take with us & for the journey, ive done a list of the obvious things like water& her blankie that i hope to leave with her for when she wakes up but what else please
many thanks in advance for any help