Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Cats

 

Overview

Cerebellar Hypoplasia is a disorder found in both dogs and cats. It is a condition where the cerebellum (lower part of the brain) is not completely developed at birth.

Symptoms of cerebellar hypoplasia can be immediately present at birth in cats but can take two months or longer to become present in dogs. Typically cerebellar hypoplasia causes jerky movements, tremors and overall uncoordinated movements. Your pet may fall down and have some trouble walking and/or running.

 

Treatment

Typically pets with cerebellar hypoplasia can learn to live with the condition and can lead a relatively normal and healthy life as long as the owner is willing to support the handicap.

 

 

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