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Degeneration of the Cerebellum of the Brain in Cats

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Treatment

 

There is no curative treatment, but medications such as amantidine, buspirone, co-enzyme Q10 and acetyl-l-carnitine have shown some promise.

 

Living and Management

 

Because of the lack of coordination associated with this condition, restrict the cat’s activity to safe areas of the household where injury cannot occur. Avoid stairs, sharp objects, swimming pools, and other dangers.

 

Another effect of incoordination in the cat may present as trouble eating.  The cat may require physical aid in eating, though it can continue to eat a normal diet. Nursing care to keep the cat free of urine and feces may also be necessary.

 

Prevention

 

To protect your cat and potential offspring from brain disease, avoid vaccinating pregnant queens with modified live virus vaccines, particularly the feline panleukopenia vaccine.

 

 

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