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Animal Specialty & Emergency Center of Brevard

Molé’s Miracle

Mole the dog with a cleft.

This is the story of Molé, a spirited dog born with a left-sided cleft lip and alveolar cleft palate, who underwent a transformative surgical procedure to improve her quality of life and mitigate potential health risks. The surgery, focused on repairing the cleft lip and palate, was conducted with the goal of allowing Molé to lead a more fulfilling and comfortable life.

Molé's condition, characterized by a cleft on the left side of her lip and palate, posed challenges to her everyday experiences, particularly in terms of her ability to eat and drink without complications. The risk of aspirating food and water was a constant concern for her well-being.

The dedicated veterinary team at ASEC, led by Dr. Morgado, undertook the intricate task of repairing and reconstructing Molé's cleft lip and palate. The procedure aimed not only to enhance her appearance but also to ensure a safer and more functional oral cavity. After her surgery, Molé's chances of aspirating food and water have been significantly minimized, opening the door to a brighter future.

Molé's radiant smile is now shining brighter than ever! With the successful reconstruction procedure behind her, Molé has embraced life with renewed enthusiasm. One of her dailyjoys is swimming in the pool, an activity that she can now engage in with reduced risk.