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Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Dogs

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What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia?

Cerebellar Hypoplasia is a condition where the lower part of the dog’s brain, or cerebellum, is not completely developed at birth.

While dogs are born with the disorder, it can take eight weeks or longer for the condition to become apparent.


  • Tremors
  • Problems with coordination
  • Jerky movements
  • Falling down repeatedly
  • Trouble running or walking


Unfortunately, no treatment can correct the condition.

Dogs can learn to live with cerebellar hypoplasia while leading relatively healthy and normal lives, provided the dog’s owner is willing to support the pet’s handicap.

Pet Insurance for Cerebellar Hypoplasia?

Pet insurance providers offer Wellness Plans that may improve the quality of life for a dog suffering from Cerebellar Hypoplasia.

Wellness care benefits include alternative treatments like:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Routine vet checkups
  • Physical therapy

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