Cleft palate is an abnormal opening in the roof of the mouth and can be a life-threatening condition in puppies and kittens.
What you need to know…
- Commonly diagnosed at 1-2 days of age.
- Your pet must be tube- or bottle-fed for 8-12 weeks before treatment.
- If not treated, your pet may have difficulty eating and develop nasal infections (which may lead to pneumonia).
How Cleft Palate may look like:
Possible Therapy / Treatment:
Surgery is necessary to seal or separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.
Schedule an appointment today to have your pet evaluated for cleft palate.