Its been pointed out to me that a comment in my last post regarding MVD has offended some readers.
I would like to clarify this comment:
The comment above should be taken simply as it is stated. Cavaliers when first diagnosed with MVD can and do live longer with the intervention of veterinary medicine and conscientious
I in no way discredit the severity of MVD in our breed or the great impact it has on owners and breeders who deal with it. It is a horrible disease, and it is not ok that progress hasn’t been made to improve quality of life and longevity in our breed.
However, I would not take the time to write this blog if I did not care about education and supporting breeders who are doing everything they can to improve and save this breed. There isn’t many, but there are a few.. and they deserve every ounce of support I can muster because they certainly do not get much when being lumped into the general category of “breeder”.