He is a 1 year Basenji mix. Murphy suffers from cerebellar hypoplasia and needs extra attention and care. Cerebellar hypoplasia means Murpy’s brain did not develop completely. This has affected his balance leading to some clumisiness while walking or standing. He unable to judge distance and has disequilibrium.
He falls down at times. He is best in a home with a stay at home parent who is willing to give him the extra patience and care that he needs. Murphy is sweet and gentle and is looking for a special home. He is up to date on all vaccines and preventative medicines. Please consider adopting or fostering Murphy.
Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Dogs **Brain Tissue Underdevelopment in Dogs
Cerebellar hypoplasia is a condition in which parts of the cerebellum have not completely developed. The cerebellum makes up a large part of the brain, lying under the cerebrum and toward the back, above and behind the brain stem. This condition can occur due to intrinsic (genetic) causes, or to extrinsic causes like infections, toxins or nutritional deficiencies.
Symptoms become visible when the puppies begin to stand and walk, around six weeks of age.
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