My Cat Was Just Diagnosed with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. What Now?

My Cat Was Just Diagnosed with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. What Now?

Life with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats

While some of us choose to be pet parents to cerebellar hypoplasia cats, others have become CH cat parents by chance. So what should you do if the cat you just found or adopted was just diagnosed with CH?

Well, first you can relax.

Cerebellar hypoplasia is a non-painful, non-progressive condition that means the kitten has an underdeveloped cerebellum – that’s the part of the brain that coordinates fine motor skills. Cats who are born with CH are often called “wobbly cats” because their underdeveloped motor skills cause them to walk like little drunken sailors. That said, CH cats make wonderful pets and can live as long as any “normal” cat.

Cerebellar hypoplasia, or CH, can impact each cat to a different degree. Some cats may have very mild cases of CH and be only slightly unsteady, others may have the condition to such a severe degree that they can’t…

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