Disorder - Cleft PalateOrgan Systems Involved
A condition resulting in a deep furrow or split through the partition between the oral and nasal cavities.
A cleft palate is a condition that occurs to varying extents in the dog. It can be complete, with the slit existing in both the hard and soft palates in the roof of the mouth, or it can be incomplete with the defect being present in only one of the palates. Signs that indicate this disorder include problems in suckling, loss of weight and regurgitation of fluids through the nose. A cleft palate can be identified visually by looking inside the mouth.
American cocker spaniel
American Staffordshire terrier
Bernese mountain dog
Bouvier de Flandres
Dachshund (long, smooth and wire haired)
Dachshund (miniature - long, smooth and wire-haired)
English springer spaniel
German shepherd dog
King Charles spaniel
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