Cerebellar hypoplasia is a disorder found in
dogs in which the
is not completely mature at birth.
Usually symptoms of cerebellar hypoplasia can be seen immediately at
birth in cats, but sometimes
can take two months or so to become apparent in dogs. Cerebellar hypoplasia
causes jerky movements,
tremors and generally
motion. The animal often falls down and has trouble
walking. Tremors increase
when the animal is excited and subside when at ease. There are several
infections, such as
herpes, or viral such as
feline panleukopenia, that can result in the disorder in both cats and dogs.
However, the disease can also be caused by
poisoning, injury or
general accidents during
development in the fetus.
The disease does not get better or worse with age, but the cat or dog can
usually learn to somewhat compensate for it. Most afflicted animals can lead a
fairly normal life if special considerations for the animal's
taken by the pet's owner.
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