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Kate's Coventry Walkathon page

We are raising money for CavalierMatters because it provides funds for vital health research.

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  • Team members: Our team for the Walkathon will consist of members of the Companion Cavalier Club.
  • Event: Coventry Walkathon, 10 May 2015

CavalierMatters

CavalierMatters Thank you for your support The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a beautiful breed, a high percentage are affected by many painful diseases. Cavaliermatters is registered charity dedicated to raising funds for research and also donates to Cavaliers in rescue.

Charity Registration No. 1141674

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a wonderful breed of dog, but unfortunately they have a number of hereditary diseases. Two of the worst are Mitral Valve Disease (MVD), which leads to heart failure and death at an average age of 7 years, and Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia (CM/SM), a progressive neurological disease that can be acutely painful. These two diseases afflict thousands of Cavaliers, and bring heartache to their owners. There are many research projects trying to find the cause of these diseases, how they can be prevented, and better medication and care. Cavalier Matters raises money to fund many of these research projects and through their website (www.cavaliermatters.org) provide information and support to Cavalier owners.

This year I am doing the Walkathon in memory of both my own Cavaliers, Oliver and Aled, who were put to sleep within five days of each other last February. Both of them had CM/SM and MVD. Aled died of heart failure at the age of 7; Oliver was 13 and had progressive paralysis in his hind legs. I miss them both very much.


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