I posted this under other instead of CM/SM because I am asking about my experience with Elton who I didn't want to bring up there. I was thinking of asking about this even before I read a recent post here because it was brought up recently. I know that it is said that fly catching "can" be associated with CM/SM and it is a neurological condition but Elton's neurologist mentioned there are different views.
Elton's OCD behavior has improved with diet and with the help of a holistic vet. His fly catching wasn't often enough to warrant medication. I know at first I felt his scratching, paw licking, fly catching, tail chasing, could be listed as symptoms of CM/and or SM but is there any research that they are related. It is so hard because I had one cavalier that I was told allergies, ear infection etc. but had severe CM/SM and another that really has allergies. Seeing him improve and knowing that he is one that symptoms are not due to CM/SM makes me wonder how one can determine that there is something else along with CM/SM? I am mainly asking or posting because I know with Ella, I thought everything was because of her SM. If she was not vomiting from an obstruction (which is not any symptom of SM) but showed pain signs I know I would not seek there may be something else going on.
Just wanted to see if anything has been found to show relation or if those that due have fly catching etc. are treated separately. Elton's neurologist said the he only recommends medication for fly catching if it hinders their life because the drugs are for seizures and are quite strong. I am not looking to put Elton on medication because he is doing great but just wanted any thoughts.