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    Look ok I know its my own fault but I have been using the same opthalmologist & cardiologist for years and I don't intend to change now.

    Yesterday I dragged my old (9.5) year old boy down to have his eye's tested, he has recently had a litter and I hope to use him myself later in the year and because I have had problems registering a litter because the dam's eye cert was 5 days over the 18 month limit.

    As a member of the KCABS scheme both dam & sires owned by me now have to comply with the requirements. Why do I have to drag a dog of this age in full coat in 20 degrees heat off to get yet another clear certificate? What on earth is he suppose to get at 9.5 that he didn't have at 8? I have discussed the matter with the eye specialist who also thinks it bonkers and have told the KC this morning it's the last one they are getting.

    We used to have a lifetime certificate once they reached 7 why did it change?
    Bridgette Evans
    Svena CKCS

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    Ka..........ching........ I'd say Bridgette.....

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    Seriously, I'd say probably because many of these schemes are set up as a "one size fits all" type thing, less hassle I guess....but wrong - tests should be breed specific!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgette View Post

    We used to have a lifetime certificate once they reached 7
    I recall the age to be 6 rather than 7 for a lifetime eye certificate Bridgette.... but that's neither here or there. The facts are that all my Cavaliers for many years got their lifetime clearance.


    why did it change?

    in a word MONEY

    Nowadays I get the clearance for healthy eyes in a litter screening by 12 weeks of age where any inherited eye anomaly or congenital problem will be detected by the ophthalmologist. Anything else notifyable that occurs in our breed later in life will be an 'acquired condition' rather than one of a hereditary nature, and this of course means the condition will not be passed onto progeny.

    I refuse to line the pockets of 'experts' when that money can be spent on the day to day care and welfare of my Cavaliers.

    Kind regards,
    Veronica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieMillhill View Post
    Ka..........ching........ I'd say Bridgette.....
    so very true Ellie

    I can see no benefit for the dogs what-so-ever, but LOTS of benefit for someone’s bank balance

    The UK's prominent canine ophthalmologist Ian Mason has put his views to the BVA and the KC.... but it's hard to open 'closed minds'.

    Veronica

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