Hi everyone. I would be really grateful for some advice about my cavalier, Dylan. He is 4 years old and has been showing some symptoms of SM for the last year although mostly quite mild. He has been on Metacam since March but my vet did not think he had SM. She x-rayed his head, spine and pelvis but only found slight hip dysplasia. She eventually referred him to a specialist and we took him for his appointment yesterday. We saw an orthopaedic surgeon and he said the x-rays taken by my vet showed the vertebral canal in the neck area was wider than the rest and that together with the symptoms I described he was fairly sure Dylan had SM. He said it was up to us whether he had an MRI scan which would give a definite diagnoses but would not make any difference to his treatment. My husband did not want Dylan to have the MRI scan and as the vet said we could book him in to have one any time in the future if we wanted I agreed not to have it done. My question is would there be any benefit to having the MRI scan? Dylan is insured.