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Giggle for the day

I have to share this because we hear of so many doctors who don't know about cm/sm...  I took my dog to the vet yesterday, and mentioned that because I had surgery, I've been having my daughter bathe the dogs, so I'm not as "hands on" with the dogs as far as noticing any physical changes on them.  She asked what kind of surgery, and I explained about chiari and the decompression surgery.  At the end of our visit, because she found it interesting, she showed me information on dogs who are prone to syringomyelia (King Cavalier Spaniels, fyi).  

Anyway, I found it humorous that she instantly knew that syringomyelia was related to chiari, when so many of our human doctors are so uninformed!!!  Anyone need their head examined by my vet?!

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620923 tn?1452915648

Yeah I know about the King Cavaliers....when I first started to look up chiari I found info on dogs and horses...not people....so I knew more  about them  , then myself...lol...

  It is sad in a funny way that a vet might be the better Dr for us to talk to.

1435895 tn?1304291241
So, so sad... but true!  
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