I feel totally depressed at that thought, because I believe it may well soon be the truth.
Originally Posted by Nicki
I really struggle with the question as to whether the incidence of both CM and SM is rapidly getting worse, or whether awareness of the condition has made owners more aware of 'quirky' behaviour that would not have been recognised as pain symptoms in the past.
Although I know I have owned cavaliers in the past that on hindsight showed mild symptoms, I do not believe that the extent of suffering in young dogs that we are seeing now would have gone unnoticed. I worry we are at the start of an explosion of dogs showing up with pain caused by CM and/or SM.
I have a scanned dog staying with me who has CM, no SM, but his symptoms are obvious and he has been prescribed painkilling medication.
Grooming him leaves him scratching uncontrollably however gentle I try to be.
Last edited by Margaret C; 16th January 2011 at 04:57 PM.
Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi