The following page will give you links of people campaigning, researching, offering advice and help. All of these people have played a large part in making both of our beautiful Cavalier’s lives more comfortable.
Both the above ladies suggested we made contact with Clare Rusbridge (neurologist). This suggestion without a doubt helped save Molly’s life.
Carol and Margaret both tirelessly campaign to improve the health of pedigree dogs by raising awareness and trying to bring about change.
Dr Clare Rusbridge
BVMS PhD DipECVN MRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Molly had clearly been suffering for a while, convinced her symptoms were due to Hip Dysplasia, Knee Patella and Ligament problems, we took her to a joint specialist.
The Specialist was immediately convinced she had sm and this was confirmed by an MRI.
At 18 months old, we were told it was highly unlikely Molly would make her second birthday.
Remembering the programme ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’, I contacted both Margret Carter and Carol Fowler who were leading the campaign, both suggested I contact Clare Rusbridge.
Molly was immediately treated, the change was amazing. From a quiet dog that could barely walk, we had a bouncy waggy tailed little monster. The before and after photos to the left speak for themselves.
BSc. (Hons) BVM&S VetMFHom MRCVS
As Molly was getting older, her weight was rapidly gaining. All commercial diet food did not work or agree with her.
Molly loves her food and we were feeding her less and less. In addition to her inability to play and get around, the tiny amounts of food we gave her just added to her misery.
We went to see Nick Thompson in Bath, Somerset. A suggested natural diet of ground vegetables, fruit, chicken and fish with the correct supplements and vitamins was the order of the day. While Mollys waist line shrank by over a kilo, she still enjoys 2 good sized meals a day.
Nick has provided lots of advice and help which we are very grateful for, losing the excess weight has played a significant part!