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    Just to let you know Yoshi has his MRI tomorrow - I am not sure if I want a positive or a negative. I positive will say I know what is wrong with him let's get working on doing our best to make him more comfortable, however it's not something I really want to hear I want there to be a quick fix and it to be something simple.

    I've seen a lot of comments about cheaper MRI's and who they are for. In the Netherlands Dieren kliniek "den heuvel" in Best performs an MRI for all Cavaliers at a special price €305 (this price if for Cavaliers only from what I gather and for the Syringomyelia test - other breeds / tests cost €800+) the results are sent to Dr Claire Rushbridge in the UK also. They will also ensure you have a full treatment advice for your vet - so it's not necessary to return to Best for treatment - which is good as it is far for me at least. This clinic is used by a lot of the Dutch breeders but there is not problem taking your symptomatic dog there (as I am with Yoshi). Originally I was going to visit the University Clinic in Utrecht which is excellent but is also approx €1000 - however if my vet cannot manage the treatment I will probably use Utrecht for treatment etc. Here the condition is almost a complete unknown in standard vet clinics, I have bombarded my vet with information from the sm.cavaliertalk website so she's not completely lost

    For other Dutch Cavalier owners - the Dutch Cavalier club has been great with me I am not a member but I rang them with lots of questions and had nothing but support and help from the lady I rang. They directed me to this vets and she has kept in touch asking how it was going etc. I think maybe it is time to take up membership

    Oh well a day of nerves waiting for me - I think I need to clean the house or something to deal with the nervous energy.

    Sarenna

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    Good luck with the MRI Yoshi. I know what you mean about not being sure if you want it to be positive or negative. The only thing is, if it is positive, it will be a relief to know that you are now doing something for your dog, and no longer wondering what is going on. You are lucky to be able to have the MRI done at such a low cost. Is there such a thing as pet insurance in the Netherlands?
    Fingers crossed for tomorrow, keep us posted as to how it all turns out.
    Charli

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    I will be thinking of you and Yoshi.
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    Best of luck Sarenna,
    I hope it goes well for you and Yoshi.
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    for Yoshi tomorrow and a 's for you Serenna. I will be thinking of you both and praying for a good result for Yoshi.
    Claire
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    Keep busy and if it is SM, at least you will be able to make Yoshi more comfortable. We'll be thinking of you xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlifarley View Post
    Is there such a thing as pet insurance in the Netherlands?
    Yes there is pet insurance - alas when I moved here my knowledge of Dutch was zero and insurance is one of those long Dutch words that just doesn't resemble English. My wonderful Dutch husband has tolerated my love of a house full of animals with a suitable amount of cluelessness (he never really had house pets) and a huge amount of support Including big bites out of the family finances. Needless to say he had no clue about pet insurance so it never happened. However so far we've been lucky whatever the vet has charged for the cat and dogs it hasn't been too much of a problem I just tap into my house rennovation fund (and my husband just smiles and says well next year we will get the house fixed up )

    Thanks for the kind words and thoughts and I will let you know the results

    Sarenna

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    Sounds like you have a lovely supportive husband there
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    Is anybody going with you tomorrow? I went with my friend when she had one of her cavaliers MRId, it helps if someone is there with you for support. I will be thinking of you and Yoshi tomorrow.
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    Thinking of you tomorrow.
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