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How much research into genetic disease did you do before purchasing your pet?



"A must read for anyone thinking of getting a Cavalier. Thank you for helping to educate both owners and breeders about this terrible disease."

Rona G.

This is the story of a brave little dog’s fight against syringomyelia (srin-go-mi-eelia), a debilitating disease that is threatening Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and other small breed dogs around the world.

In an effort to raise awareness of this disease and assist in the search for a cure, Sandy Smith describes how syringomyelia has affected her family and provides information and support for dog owners, breeders and veterinarians.

When Oliver was about eight months old, he started to slow down and lose his spark.
His eyes, once hopeful and eager, became listless and sad."...


All Proceeds Will Be Donated To Research

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be directed towards the Syringomyelia/Chiari genome research fund established at the CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre, Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Zoha Kibar, Dr. Clare Rusbridge,  Penny Knowler 

You can help by purchasing a book.


What is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a condition whereby fluid filled cavities develop within the spinal cord. Some refer to SM as 'neck scratcher's disease' because scratching in the air near the neck is a common sign. 



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