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Q. Have a puppy that looks like cleft lip but didn't show up until 2 wks after birth. Is that possible? Thanks

A. Typically no. Cleft palate and lip are congenital abnormalities and are present at birth. It could be that it was either not seen and has been there the whole time or that this is something else, perhaps an injury to the lip, in which case it is advised to get a veterinarian to look at it.

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DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

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