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  • Danish kennel club continues its cavalier mvd breeding protocol thro

    DANISH KENNEL CLUB CONTINUES ITS CAVALIER MVD BREEDING PROTOCOL THROUGH MAY 2017.

    rod.russell39 7 days ago
  • Re: Wally :-)

    How wonderful that you are able to help him do what he so enjoys! May this state continue. --Sarah W in Murphy, NC with Joey and Holly alongside and Tulip,

    williamsonmunier 14 days ago
  • Wally :-)

    I have been meaning to give you guys an update on Wally. We had a stressful trip up to the cardiologist and stopped at an ER vet on the way because he was

    gilbertcheryl 15 days ago

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Mitral valve disease (MVD) is a polygenetic disease which is the most common heart disorder in older dogs of all breeds, affecting more than a third of all dogs over 10 years of age. However, in the cavalier King Charles spaniel, the prevalence of MVD is about 20 times that of other breeds. Also in cavaliers, the onset of the disease typically is much earlier in the life of the dog. MVD is the leading cause of death of cavalier King Charles spaniels.

Owners of all breeds of dogs are welcome here. This is a group for members to come together to share treatments, experiences, advice, support, and hope to those who's dogs suffer from this affliction. We have an extensive Files and Links section. Research is ongoing into this disease, and it is hoped that eventually early-onset MVD will be eradicated from our beautiful breed. We will notify our members of new information about MVD as and when we receive it. We also encourage you to check out the MVD webpage at http://cavalierhealth.org/mitral_valve_disease.htm

(Photo: List member Debra Orenstein's Ollie, who died of heart failure at age 8 years in October 2010)

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