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Posted: 1/18/2015 11:26:16 PM EST
yesterday we lost a family member. Our 9 year old cavalier king charles spaniel was diagnosed with mitral valve disease about a year ago. She was my wifes dog before we got together and we had no idea but apparently almost every king charles will have some degree of heart failure in the course of their lives, some as early as two years. We were able to manage the disease for much longer than our vet expected but yesterday she was having alot of trouble breathing and her right front paw went limp and cold. She threw a blood clot. We took her to the emergency clinic and were presented the harsh reality that it was time... I sure will miss her waiting on me to get home from work every morning and waiting on me to toss my under shirt next to the bed for her to sleep on. Its just not fair that such great companions live such short lives. So arf... give your furry friends some extra love tonight amd if you have a cavalier, please have them checked early. I will be drinking beer and pampering my other dogs this evening...
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:27:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:31:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BUCK1911:
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Sorry, man.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:31:46 PM EST
Sorry to hear that.

I have two Cavaliers in my lap right now.
Our youngest has a check up this week.

They'll get an extra treat tonight.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:36:53 PM EST
They really are such affectionate dogs. If your vet is unaware of the risk have them pay special attention for heart murmurs... doing some reading and cavaliers are said to be at the highest risk of heart disease by some. Start them on a heart health supplement early on. Check nutramax for good products. I wish I knew about them sooner... all my pups from here on will be on them
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:46:47 PM EST
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They really are such affectionate dogs. If your vet is unaware of the risk have them pay special attention for heart murmurs... doing some reading and cavaliers are said to be at the highest risk of heart disease by some. Start them on a heart health supplement early on. Check nutramax for good products. I wish I knew about them sooner... all my pups from here on will be on them
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Thanks for the heads up.

Before we got our first, I called our vet and talked to him about potential health issues.
One of the things he looks out for is MVP/murmurs.

You nailed it when you said they are affectionate dogs.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:18:46 AM EST
Sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:26:29 AM EST
Thanks guys...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:28:32 AM EST
Sweetest dogs on the planet

I am sorry for your loss

Mutt is getting a hug right now
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