What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
Affected puppies are often underweight from birth and require intensive nursing care. They can develop cerebellar signs (uncoordinated, difficulty with movement) and seizures.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Signs develop between 4-6 weeks of age.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Unless a genetic basis is suspected due to the age, breed, or history of the dog, diagnostics must be performed to rule out infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic causes.
How is this condition treated?
Currently there is no treatment for NEWS. Due to the severity of their neurologic signs, NEWS puppies do not survive to adulthood.
What actions should I take if my dog is affected?
- You may need to assist your affected puppy with nursing and other supportive care.