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What is Cerebellar Hypoplasia?

Cerebellar Hypoplasia occurs in pets who are born

with an underdeveloped cerebellum.

 

This neurological condition is congenital (at birth) and

directly effects motor skills.  Dog and cats with

Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH) struggle with mobility,

maintaining their balance and coordination.

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Uncontrolled tremors and head shaking

  • Wide stance (front and/or back legs)

  • Loss of balance

  • Lack of coordination                                                                 Nero, 1 year

  • Jerky movements, (wobbly) especially

when walking

                                                                       

DIAGNOSIS

Definitive diagnosis is done by a veterinarian and

an MRI which will show a smaller than normal Cerebellum.

 

INTERVENTION

CH is NOT a death sentence for your pet.

There is no cure, however the condition will not worsen

Over time and most pets are able to perform basic functions

And enjoy a normal life.

 

Many animals learn to adjust and compensate for their lack                         Groot, 2 years

Of, or different mobility.                                                                                     

 

DO NOT allow unrestricted access outside

DO NOT allow unrestricted access to stairs

 

Always ensure a safe and supervised

environment for your pet.

 

 

 

 

                                               

                                                                       

                                                                                      Calypso, 8 mos.

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