Do you remember Petey from the Little Rascal? If you do you will know why this pup is named after him. Here’s Petey, a puppy that was left to die in the park with his brother all because he wasn’t the same as all the other puppies.
When a woman saw the puppies while walking her kid home from school they were starved, lethargic and their body temp was extremely low. She immediately rushed them to the vet. Petey’s brother didn’t make it but Petey was a fighter.
Upon further examination, the vets notice that the puppy wasn’t moving properly. This was caused by a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia, which is a neurological condition caused by the cerebellum not being fully developed.
This condition can occur due to genetics or infections in the mother during pregnancy. The signs include head bobbing, clumsiness and falling.