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For owners of dogs of other breeds than Cavaliers, who want to donate cell tissue, please contact us

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However sad the thought makes us, all our dogs will die at some time.

There are some owners who would like to know that something positive could come out of their loss, and that their sick cavalier could help unravel some of the mysteries of the health problems that beset this lovely breed.

It is possible to donate cell tissue, the basic material needed in the study of cavalier health problems, when your cavalier dies.

The cavalier can be any age and death can be from any cause.

Tissue is collected to aid research in various important health studies including:-
Syringomyelia Genetic Studies at Montreal University in Canada (Dr Zoha Kibar & Dr Clare Rusbridge)
Mitral Valve Disease in Edinburgh (Dr Brendan Corcoran)
and Chronic Pancreatitis and Diabetes Mellitus in dogs at Cambridge Veterinary School (pathologist Dr Penny Watson).

On dying, one little dog can give such a gift for life.

The Collection Scheme will help owners donate cavalier bodies by paying for: <+>
Collection & delivery to the nearest suitable veterinary centre with a pathology department
The post-mortem
The fee for individual cremation
Return of the ashes to the owner
Cost of sending the donated tissue to the Universities.

All Cavalier owners are different, some will find themselves uncomfortable at the thought of donating their pet’s body for post-mortem, preferring to bury them in a favourite spot in the garden. There are other owners, however, who would feel positive about volunteering their dog for post-mortem examination, as long as they know they will have their pets’ ashes back and they can decide on their last resting place.

Participation in this scheme is something that is best thought through carefully before the loss of the pet occurs.