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Thread: How many Cavaliers on our forum have CM/SM?

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    Default How many Cavaliers on our forum have CM/SM?

    I've wondered this for a while.. I KNOW we suspect 50% - 70% of Cavaliers have or will develop SM.. likely even more...

    But I'm really wondering how many board members we have who have or have had an affected Cavalier? (The numbers are probably almost upsetting to know)

    Not sure if one of these threads has been done before... but I'm curious.... have been for a while...

    If you could just keep the # going... maybe mention if they were symptomatic or not and how old they were when the symptoms started?

    I think CM only should count too. As Flash has CM & his symptoms are worse then my SM dogs...

    Past & Present dogs should all count...

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    So my #'s would be

    1 = CM Diagnosed at 6 months & VERY symptomatic from the time I got him.
    2 with CM/SM Diagnosed at 4 years but probably symptomatic long before that

    so that would be 3

    Now add 3 + your dog =

    Keep it going

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    Ruby was diagnosed at 2 years, 1 month. She has mild SM.
    She had a painful area on her face, that was her only symptom.
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    A survey like this would be interesting - but results will need to be regarded with caution, because a lot of forum members join precisely because they have a Cavalier with CM/SM and hear that Cavalier Talk is a good source of information and support. So we will inevitably have a higher ratio of affected dogs than, for example, a forum that is not so health-oriented. So our numbers won't necessarily bear any correlation with numbers in the general Cavalier population, though I think they will be depressing!

    I have 1 dog with mild SM - more symptoms from CM than from his syrinx. Diagnosed through MRI aged 6 (but not because he had any obvious symptoms), began to have symptoms from his CM more than from his SM at age 7.

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

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    i have two - one with very mildly symptomatic CM and one with severe SM, so that makes 7 so far counting Ruby and Kate's dog.
    Bev
    Oliver (blenheim, born 3/2001), Riley (black & tan, born 8/2002,), Madison (ruby, born 9/2003), and Oz (tri-color, born 7/2007)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reptigirl View Post
    I've wondered this for a while.. I KNOW we suspect 50% - 70% of Cavaliers have or will develop SM.. likely even more...

    But I'm really wondering how many board members we have who have or have had an affected Cavalier? (The numbers are probably almost upsetting to know)

    Not sure if one of these threads has been done before... but I'm curious.... have been for a while...

    If you could just keep the # going... maybe mention if they were symptomatic or not and how old they were when the symptoms started?

    I think CM only should count too. As Flash has CM & his symptoms are worse then my SM dogs...

    Past & Present dogs should all count...
    Luka's 2.5 yrs old, SM. I classify it as severe.

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    Leo had CM diagnosed by MRI 2 years ago.
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    Mine has sm but according to neuro is symptomatic because of the cm and oddly not the sm
    Mom of Blondie aka The Monster, my furry daughter and loyal friend!!!!!!!!

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    Molly has SM and Dougall has CM
    Tania and The Three Cavaliers!
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    Default 14 so far

    I have Ruby who was diagnosed at 2.5 years with Moderate SM with very obvious symptoms

    I have Charlie with CM diagnosed at 1 years with pretty moderate symptoms also



    So thats 14 so far...........

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