Helping a friend look for a puppy a number of years ago (five) this was the quote we read as I remember thinking 2/10000 was such a low amount. I thought it would be doubtful it would ever be a problem that she'd ever see. We also knew about bad hearts, but had no idea there was a heart protocol of any kind . . . I'm glad at least that information has been revised.
This condition is known to affect less than 0.002 % of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels so you have a very good chance that your Cavalier will not have this condition.
It is just awful this misinformation remains on the site that many buyers are sent to when researching this breed.
This is from the AKC health survey done in 2004/5.
-3.9% veterinary confirmed syringomyelia - page 65
-8.5% suspected syringomyelia - page 78
-1 in 29 lifetime risk of syringomyelia - page 156 and 161
and says this on page 186:
"Neurological disorders were reported for 9.2% of CKCSs. Nearly 4% of CKCSs were diagnosed with syringomyelia which is considered extremely high compared with other dog breeds. Studies have shown that the incidence of syringomyelia was very high in certain families and lines of CKCSs which had been extensively inbred."What can be done to get that misleading SM article off of that site and replaced?