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RE:Cerebellar Hypoplasia

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Does anyone know anything about Cerebellar Hypoplasia????
post #2 of 9
If you go to
cat index
click on letter c at the top of the page, and that will give you alist of diseases, you will find Cerebellar Hypoplasia there. It may be easier for you to read it rather than me try and quote it.
Was your cat or kitten diagnosed with this??
post #3 of 9
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Im sure the kitten i have that im hand rearing haves it
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has your kitten been seen by a vet?
post #5 of 9
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no not yet , next week but im sure she got it , does your cat have it?
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I lost my 2 sweet babies to FIP 6 weeks ago, and have been on this site alot reading and responding to people, it has helped me get through this awful time in my life. I love cats and want to help anyone I can with what ever knowledge I may have to help their babies.
I hope your baby will be ok!
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Its also called Wobbly-bobbly syndrome by some :P. Its not dangerous and and may get better with time. It won't get worse. The cat can have a very happy life. Below is the quote from the site mentioned above at www.vetinfo4cats.com (on 3/12/05) and written by Mike Richards, DVM

"Cerebellar Hypoplasia:
The cerebellum is the portion of the brain responsible for the control of motion. When a puppy or kitten is born with an underdeveloped cerebellum, the condition is known as congenital cerebellar hypoplasia. There are infectious causes of this condition in both cats (panleukopenia infection prior to birth) and dogs (herpes virus infection prior to birth). Improper development of the cerebellum may occur due to injury, poisoning or just from an accident in development in the uterus. It is generally possible to see signs of this condition almost as soon as the puppy or kitten is born. Affected animals have tremors and unusual jerky movements or may fall down when they try to move. The symptoms do not get worse as they age. As the kitten or puppy grows it will learn to compensate for its condition but there are usually lifelong signs of a decreased ability to coordinate movement. Almost all dogs and cats with congenital cerebellar hypoplasia can live happily as pets with a little special care to compensate for their disabilities. This condition can be confused with cerebellar abiotrophy, a different disorder in dogs in which the puppy has a normal cerebellum at birth but it gradually dies. Signs of disease identical to cerebellar hypoplasia occur but the timing is different. Puppies with this condition seem normal at birth but usually start to show signs of problems after they are 2 months or more of age.
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Thanks for help its got that and other problems , at vet to day not good
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We have a CH kitten (Arthur). A lot depends on how severe the CH is and what other conditions are present, if any. Check out Arthur's story (and darn cute pics LOL) on my website.
There is a yahoo group for CH kitten/cat owners, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chkittyclub/ . Finding that group was a glimmer of hope for me and literally a life saver for Arthur. Our primary vet told us the best thing to do would be euthanasia, but we took him to another vet and they had more experience with CH kitties. It is only the balance and motion center that is affected. Their intelligence is unaffected.

Best of luck and please keep us posted.

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