In the wake of losing his 21-year-old dachshund only days before Christmas in 2014, Tony Hayden had a void that would not have been anything but difficult to fill. In any case, Hayden realized that he needed to have another dachshund. A comprehensive web look lead him to a canine that resembled no other pooch. The young doggie, Meatball, was viewed as imperfect by the breeder.
Meatball had a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological condition. Meatball would require an exceptionally uncommon individual to think about him.
Cerebellar hypoplasia, as Hayden before long learned, implied that Meatball’s cerebellum was immature.The cerebellum is the part of the brain that helps control coordination and movement, dogs or cats with this condition often have jerky movements, tremors, or uncoordinated motion.
Meatball has some trouble walking because his movements are rather awkward. Hayden and Meatball did physical therapy for the next four to six months. Meatball had acupuncture twice a week to help stimulate blood flow.
When Meatball was 8 months old, he was able to walk with only a slight limp. That was two years ago – Meatball could walk and even run!
Meatball even has more than 115,000 fans on Instagram! All along his journey, Meatball proved that even the smallest dogs, if given love, support, and hope – they know how to run with it! You can follow Meatball on Facebook and Instagram. In the video below you can watch a video of Meatball and his sweater!