Charley is an amazing cat with cerebellar hypoplasia


Do you know what cerebellar hypoplasia is ?
Cerebellar hypoplasia is a disorder found in cats and dogs in which the cerebellum 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 uncoordinated motion. The animal often falls down and has trouble walking. Tremors increase when the animal is excited and subside when at ease.



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  2. Oh, beautiful baby. I'm in tears. I know he isn't in pain or suffering but I can't help "feeling" for him. I am sure he is loved and cared for. Thank you for the information. Love to Charley. xxxx

  3. I have a CH kitten, Bill, who is probably a tad more severely affected than Charley, and I can assure you that these guys don't realise they're different at all. My first reaction when I started fostering him for a local rescue was 'Oh you poor thing, how awful!'. Within a day I stopped seeing the disability and just saw Bill, the full-on kitten, getting on with enjoying life. Indeed, I couldn't part with him so he's now part of our family and plaguing his 'big sisters' with his antics.

  4. Thank you Carol. Just watched Charly again, still tears, sorry. I know he isn't hurting and he's got you, but the tears just come. I keep looking at my emerald eyed gorgeous girl,Sophie, and give her a cuddle. Only a little one, she's in charge, not me.!!! All the best and thank you again. Knowledge is priceless.

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