In a recent post on another thread, Bev (Love my Cavaliers) mentioned that her Riley's 'vestibular system was very badly damaged by the SM'. This interested me, because over the last few months Oliver has had regular problems with his balance and about a month ago had a proper vestibular episode, which fortunately didn't last long and he recovered quickly from it. As the pressure created by his severely dilated ventricles affect his eyes, I queried with Clare Rusbridge whether this could also be affecting his vestibular system. She didn't seem to feel that this was very likely, given that vestibular episodes are in any case quite common in old dogs (Oliver is nearly 12). So I was interested that Bev's neurologist and surgeon felt that there was a definite connection between vestibular episodes and SM. Has anyone else had experience of this?

Kate, Oliver and Aled