Hello all, I have a kitten who is 7 1/2 weeks at home who was diagnosed yesterday with a cleft palate. He’s one of six and is at home with mum and siblings. I took him to the vet because he has a cold and was sounding a bit chesty. The vet showed me a small hole in roof of his mouth. He was prescribed liquid antibiotics for his cold. Snotty and chesty. She said he may need an operation when he is neutered but that can sometimes cause more problems. He is a good weight for his age, 700g , although he is the smallest of the litter. He does need a bit of extra encouragement to eat. He’ll eat normally himself and they I will handfeed him more. He makes snuffly noises when he eats. My questions are what are the long term implications? I won’t rehomw him now, but will keep him with me. Will an operation be necessary and is the cold likely to be a product of him inhaling food? Many thanks. I’d appreciate any insights or your personal experiences re cleft palate. Otherwise he’s a healthy, happy and playful kitten.