If you read my blog regularly, you will know that last week I blogged about three of our Cavaliers having their annual heart checks, this year for the first time by cardiologist vet Joanne Harris Back from the vets: The aftemath
After the vet had examined our dogs, I spoke about the crossbreeding I am doing and I forgot to ask the vet about heart examining dogs that are crossbreeds. I knew unlike the BVA/KC scheme for MRI scanning for CM/SM that allows crossbreeds to be examined and graded on their scheme, that my crossbreeds are not eligible to be heart examined on any breed scheme and wanted to know what the cost for heart examinations were off the scheme, as the schemes are grant assisted to keep cost down, to encourage breeders to use them.
The vet emailed me the next day to inform me of the email she had sent to my vets about the dogs examinations, so I replied the email asking about the cost of examining crossbreeds. I was pleasantly supplied by the reply that she would happily examine my dogs at the same price as she does for the breed scheme saying, ' it is the principle that counts.' So Treacle is now booked in for the 23rd November to be heart checked before breeding with her this Spring. Treacle is now over two and a half years old, being born June 2013.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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