I just found this site.
I am the new owner of an 11 week onld Cavalier puppy, Ruby Mae. We have had her a week and are already deeply in love with her.

I have noticed that her rib cage juts out on the right, almost looks like she has scoliosis. She went to the vet last night who suggested Xrays. In my own search today I have found this wonderful site!

Of course now I am terrified she has SM. She also yelps when we pick her up; not all the time but enough that we thought it odd. We are super careful.
I am so sad. I have a 9 yo child and this is her first dog.

P.S. I have already put a call in to my vet asking her to read about SM in Cavaliers before we proceed.

Any insight welcome
thanks so much