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    Hi. I met a breeder who has a 9 week puppy with a short soft palette. She would like to give me the puppy. Can anyone tell me the prognosis for this puppy and the care involved. He is adorable and I want him to have the best life he can. I spoke with a Vet who said he can aspirate at any time. Does anyone have experience with this. Thank you.


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    I dont know the answer to that...But bless you for wanting to take him in..

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    I only have heard of long pallet so I can't be of help but hopefully somebody has knowledge.

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    I'm no help either..let's tag a couple people and have you tried a search here? Good Luck..I hope it's a happy ending!
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    It seems it is the same or similar to elongate soft palette? Can you confirm with the breeder? If it is, this is correctable with surgery, my boy had it done and he was fine - lived a great full 7 years of life with no restrictions.
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    Hi and welcome to EBN!
    Regarding the short palate puppy I know they can be tube fed to help keep them from being malnurished. A lot depends on how extreme the short palate is. Also, surgery can be done to try to build up the soft palate, but I don't think the success ratio is very high. The breeder could give the puppy to a school of vet. medicine. They are well equipped to tube feed until the puppy is old enough to begin the surgeries. I know of other Bulldog pups that have been given to teaching vet. hospitals. They become staff favorites, get lots of attention, and excellent care.

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    I dont know much about this either and I am sorry wish I had some advice to give! I just think you are a special person for wanting to help this puppy live a great life! Thank you very much for that! Not many people would want a puppy with special needs!
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    I am on speculating here, but I believe it would be the opposite of elongated. I believe that the pup would have a difficult time keeping food and water from going down his windpipe, thus the vets comment about aspiration. There is also the risk of pneumonia if food or water should get trapped in the lungs. I admire you for wanting to give the little one a home, but I do foresee some issues and it is good that you are asking first. These little ones are absolutely wonderful but can require lots of time and money. You may be just what this little one needs. That's something you will have to decided. Hope I've been helpful!

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    Google Soft palate disorders in dogs if you haven't already. Like in all cases it can go all wrong or it can be the best thing ever happened... I wish all the best what ever you decide.

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    I only have experience with elongated palettes, not short. Sorry no help here.
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    I have not heard much about a "short" palette, only elongated or cleft. Would a short palette be similar or considered a cleft?

    I would certainly discuss with a qualified vet not 'what' it is, but how you would care for this sweet baby on a day to day basis, and if surgery is a possibility. Hugs to you....

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    @Libra926 is this what your mom bully has @mom2bullies

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