Say Hello to Skipper!
A photo of the tiny puppy, believed to be the first canine born with six legs to ever survive, was shared by the Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City Sunday.
The Facebook post noted that the pup has a type of congenital conjoining disorder called monocephalus dipygus and monocephalus rachipagus dibrachius tetrapus which simply means she has 1 head and chest cavity but 2 pelvic regions, 2 lower urinary tracts, 2 reproductive systems, 2 tails, and 6 legs among other things.
Basically, veterinarians say she was going to have a litter make but they did not separate in utero.
The good news is Skipper is performing basic functions like a normal puppy, such as peeing and pooing, and is basically strong.
Vet’s say she may need physical therapy and assistance with mobility as she gets older, but say she should be able to have a pain-free and comfortable life - although they will continue to monitor her progress.
Skipper is reportedly doing well at home with her owner.