Xl Bully Puppy With Suspected Cleft Palate

Hi does anybody know what is wrong with this puppy’s face is it cleft palate as he still seems to be drinking okay he’s two days old and smaller than his sister.

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If the puppy is drinking without any difficulty, it's still possible that they could have a cleft palate, but it may not be as severe. Some puppies with a cleft palate may only have a small opening in the roof of their mouth, which can make it easier for them to drink than to nurse.

However, it's important to keep a close eye on the puppy's behavior and health. Even if they are able to drink normally, they may still be at risk of aspiration pneumonia, which occurs when milk or food particles enter the lungs instead of the stomach. Aspiration pneumonia can be a serious condition, so it's important to monitor the puppy for any signs of respiratory distress, such as coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

If you suspect that the puppy has a cleft palate, it's always best to have them examined by a veterinarian, who can determine the severity of the condition and provide appropriate treatment and care.


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Sep 25, 2023
We have 2 bully's with this birth defect
by: Anonymous

I am unsure when you posted this post however we have 2 pups born with cleft lips and one of those also has a cleft pallet. How are things with this pup?

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