Cleft Palates in Kittens

Surgery can correct this congenital defect, but a great deal of care is necessary to get a kitten that far

In a normal kitten, there is a solid tissue barrier between the nose and the mouth. During development, these tissues grow from the sides of the common oral and nasal cavity and meet in the middle, forming the roof of the mouth, called the palate. The palate is comprised of hard (front portion) and soft (rear portion) regions.

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