Cavalier Matters

Supporting Research, Rescue, and Reform

Foreword

This website is devoted to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and committed to providing easy to read and understand information for Cavalier pet folk. It is committed to demystifying the technical and scientific jargon surrounding the problems associated with this breed through plain English, amusing sketches and charming anecdotes.

This beautiful breed is affected by many painful diseases and conditions and our aim is to bring awareness to Chiari-like malformation (CM), Syringomyelia (SM) and other conditions.

We first heard about SM on the BBC documentary ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ and were shocked and appalled that dogs are bred into a terrible life of pain. As we watched the programme, we did not think we could be so unlucky. Our Cavaliers, Molly and Dougall, were both diagnosed with this and other serious health issues in December 2008.

After the initial diagnosis, it was difficult to gather our thoughts and know where to find help and advice and so this website has been designed to help you find the support you need from people who can provide real help and advice.

We also want to share the characters and constant pleasure we have acquired from sharing our lives with our beautiful companions.