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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2013, 08:28:07 AM »
at least you gave her a chance, sometimes it just not to be poor little skye

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 21:05:46 PM »
Hi guys, really sorry not been back on about little Skye.  We were gutted to lose her after a day.  We had managed to get her feeding well but she slipped away in her sleep.  Most peaceful way she could have possibly gone but we were all gutted as we really fell for her as she battled so hard to keep going.

It simply wasn't meant to be. :( 

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 19:30:06 PM »
 :'( At least she was given a chance and knew love in her short life.

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2013, 19:27:19 PM »
I think the the rescue is too devasted to post but sadly little Skye went to the Bridge in her sleep a couple of days ago  :'( :'(

RIP Skye all the cats on the Bridge were waiting for you

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 18:46:55 PM »
I was thinking about this little one today but couldn't find the thread - is there any news?

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 17:27:20 PM »
if she is feeding she has a chance, but with the mouth deformities they can have trouble suckling, making feeding very difficult. vets may be able to operate on her but really they either wont need too (she can feed normally despite the hairlip) or she will not survive long enough to be big enough for them to perform the surgery.

very good luck. i have not experience with hand rearing them myself. the last kitten with a hair-lip we had had an extreme cleft palate and couldn't feed properly so only lived for a few days.

A friend of mine has an adult kitty with a hair-lip so its not impossible that she can survive  :hug:
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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 17:26:06 PM »
Awwww, bless her! I wish you all the luck in the world.

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 01:35:02 AM »
Just so sad and from a fb picture, she is so tiny  :hug:

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 21:37:34 PM »
This is a pic albeit a bad one showing how severe the deformity is for Skye.
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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 19:57:19 PM »
Poor little girl and sending loads of good vibes  :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 18:09:07 PM »
Skye as she has been named doesn't appear to have a cleft palette as you would expect however she is missing the whole top lip and has a split tongue.
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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 14:14:11 PM »
In humans a hair lip is usually accompanied by a cleft pallet which if its the same with cats then this would be why they couldnt be syringe fed.

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 13:30:16 PM »
if i remember philip wasn't able to syringe feed his kitten easily and it passed on quite quickly, maybe if this little one is taking food it might be ok - I don't have any experience myself and imagine it will be hard and emotional but very best of luck  :hug:

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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 13:24:12 PM »
She was seen by a vet this morning whose answer was to let nature take its course or just euthanise her (not our vet) thats how we have ended up with her and are going to syringe feed her etc whatever is needed to give her a chance.

have got a feed into her already just looking for any tips from anyone with experience.
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Re: anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 13:13:28 PM »
I think one of philips raggie kittens had this and unfortunately didn't make it, what has the vet said is there anything they can do?

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anyone got experience of rearing kittens with hair lip?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 12:44:45 PM »
Does anyoe have any info or tips they can share for rearing a kitten with a hair lip?

We've just had arrive a 1 day old kitten and any tips would be appreciated.  thanks guys
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