This is Kaido a lovely Akita pup – her soft palate was deformed from birth. She visited Southpaws to get some help and our specialist surgeons performed a repair to help separate the nasal cavity from the pharynx. A split-thickness hinged flap and bilateral pharyngeal mucosal rotation flaps were made to construct a new soft palate. Southpaws specialist surgeons have years of training and expertise in soft tissue surgery and have performed thousands of successful operations on dogs and cats and puppies and kittens. Soft tissue surgery can include surgery in the gastrointestinal, respiratory and genitourinary systems and includes surgical oncology in treating cancer.