Spain Gives Birth To Green Puppies
A pair of dog breeders from Spain were shocked when they saw for the first time their new litter of puppies. Two of the puppies came out green. Apparently, they were born with normal but very green coats.
They were born on June 3.
Both green puppies were seemingly weaker than the rest of the litter and the female died shortly after birth, according to Aida Vallelado Molina, who breeds hunting dogs with her father in Laguna de Duero, who told this to The Local.
The other, male puppy is alive but is still very weak and is losing pigmentation.
“I thought the puppies were dirty and tried to clean them, but the color wouldn’t come off,” Ms Molina said.
“I couldn’t believe it when I first saw them.”
Daniel Valverde, a local vet, is currently investigating the cause of its death, the color of its coat, and plans to conduct virological and bacteriological tests on them.
“There are no other recorded cases of this happening in Spanish scientific literature,” he told local newspaper Laguna al Día after contacting Madrid’s Complutense University.
There was also a similar case reported in the UK in 2012, when a golden Labrador gave birth to a puppy named ‘Hulk’, which also had a green tinge.
Experts then explained the animals could have been exposed to a substance called biliverdin. It can be found in the placenta and is sometimes responsible for the greenish color often seen in bruises.