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Meet Skipper, the first puppy to survive with six legs

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announced in a Facebook post. “She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days old — published research does not indicate one has been born alive) with her combination of congenital conditions.”The brand-new puppy was born with a few rare disorders, including “monocephalus dipygus and monocephalus rachipagus dibrachius tetrapus,” according to staffers at the animal hospital.“[It] 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,” vets wrote in the post, which is accompanied by a snap of the cute, if unique pup. “Research does not indicate one has been born alive,” meaning Skipper is the first canine of her.

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