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Is this a cleft palate?

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by RottieMummy, Nov 29, 2019.


  1. RottieMummy

    RottieMummy Run free at the bridge my darling x

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    Posting for a friend. She has a kitten that won’t feed, born today. I’ve gone to help her out and I suspect it has a cleft palate. Can some of you very experienced breeders have a look at the photo and see if you agree. Also put a pic of the palette of the other kitten to compare.

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  2. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Looks like it. If the kitten can be tube fed they can sometimes pull through
     
  3. RottieMummy

    RottieMummy Run free at the bridge my darling x

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    Got a better pic, it seems to be very severe.
     

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    Tigermoon PetForums VIP

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    I have to say that looks really bad to me and having seen a similar kitten operated on and suffer horribly before the inevitable end, I'm not sure that I wouldn't be down the vets for a pts if it occurred in one of my kittens :( Awful decision whether to carry on or not for all involved in these cases.
     
  5. RottieMummy

    RottieMummy Run free at the bridge my darling x

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    Thank you. The kitten is at the vets as we speak and the vet has said it is very unlikely like a repair would be suitable in this kitten and that it would need several operations. The owner is going to PTS. Poor little thing.
     
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    So sad.
     
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