The Cavalier's genetic disease

The Cavalier is a toy breed created in England in the first half of the 19th century.

The King Charles Spaniel got its name from the fact that long ago, King Charles II of England
was fascinated by this breed of dog.

The Cavalier, being bred in the line of the popular and proud King Charles Spaniel, inherited a fatal genetic disease.

That disease was mitral valve insufficiency, heart disease.

Over 90% of these dogs develop the symptoms of heart disease by the time they are 6 or 7 years old.

Pinfenon combats this genetic disease that plagues Cavaliers!


● Message of September 2, 2006

I am ○○in Kita Kyushu. I would like to place an order for Pinfenon as offered in your summer campaign.

I have been giving it to my 9-year-old female Cavalier (weight: 12 kg) since the end of April.
For the time being, I am giving her 5 pills a day. I would like to be able to reduce that to 4, but...
The fact is, it was not initially effective in the way I had been hoping with the inflammation in her ears and with symptoms such as fluid overload. However, it does somehow seem to be slowing the progress of the valvular heart disease that is the fate of Cavaliers.

Her coughing spells, once having become less frequent, did not increase very much, and the minimal dose of heart medicine that she gets from the vet has not had to be increased.

The dog herself goes for walks just as she always has and is living her usual life.
I feel that I should be satisfied with this much.
As this breed is not very long-lived, I am hoping that she will just gradually feel the effects of old age and pass away without suffering.

Incidentally, we have other dogs, too, totaling 4, beginning with a 16-year-old Labrador Retriever.

The other dogs are the picture of liveliness; it's as if this Cavalier were bearing the burden of illness for all the others.

Well, that is the situation, and I want to continue Pinfenon for the present.
Please continue to help me.

● Message of January 5, 2007

I appreciate your help.
I have received the notice you mailed out about the "Selection Campaign" and wish to apply.

This is also the first time I will be using Eferin, so would you please advise me as to how much of it I should give my dog each day?

The dog that is taking Pinfenon is a 12 kg 9-year-old Cavalier.
I am currently giving her 4~5 pills of Pinfenon each day.

Her cough has not completely disappeared, but it is a great deal better.
I am hoping that, somehow, when I see her off to heaven, it will be due to old age and not heart disease...

Anyway, I'm relying on your help.

● Message of July 8, 2007

My dog takes Pinfenon regularly.
She has already been taking it for over a year!

Today I would like to apply to take part in the campaign.

My dog is a 10-year-old Cavalier with heart disease. Her coughing seems to have improved slightly since I began giving her Eferin along with Pinfenon.

Only, it is pitiful to see her terrible coughing after something has gotten her excited, so when I know that we are going to have company, I do my best to take her to a detached room on our property.

The vet has also told me not to take her for walks, but when she is eager to go out, I do take her.
But, though I call it a walk, we only go a tiny distance.

As of now, she manages to have a happy life, thanks to Lerite, a diuretic, a medicine to strengthen her heart, and Pinfenon and Eferin.

● Message of December 26, 2007
I use it all the time for my Cavalier with heart disease.

I want to take part again, in the present "Winter 'Pick and Choose' Campaign." Thanks.

My Cavalier with problems has also managed to make it to 10 and ½ years of age.
There is no question that she has valvular heart disease, but we are somehow working around it and keeping her alive.

She still wants to go for walks and has a good appetite, so it would be the most natural and best thing if she should just gradually grow old...

I do think that Pinfenon is undoubtedly working for her heart disease.

Another thing I would like to mention is that I am also giving her some Chinese herbal medicines meant for humans, reducing the amount, and that seems to be working, too.

Well, I will be relying on your support.