Marshmallow was given antibiotics and spent the first week with us in the incubator on oxygen therapy, she was tube fed around the clock and slowly regained her health and started putting on weight. At about 4 weeks old it became apparent that something wasn’t quite right with her front legs.
X -rays confirmed that Marshmallow had deformities in both of her front legs. Our Vet Nurse and co founder of NPCB [No Pup Cleft Behind], Kellie along with our vet, splinted her front legs for four weeks with weekly checks and splint changes. This has improved her front legs dramatically and we hope it has improved enough that surgery won’t be required.
Marshmallow is now 10 weeks old and is still too small to have her cleft surgically repaired. She has been fully weaned and eats her biscuits normally and drinks water out of a rabbit bottle. We hope to get her big enough to undergo her cleft repair surgery so she can be adopted in the future.