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Whelping: A Puppy Born with Intestines on the Outside of the Body

Caution: Graphic Pictures

From a breeder who wished to share his experience

"The last female was born with her intestines coming out. I rushed her to the vet. The vet said they usually survive for a few days, then infection always sets in, so best to euthanize the puppy. I am VERY sad. I wanted to try and save her. She looked healthy otherwise. Sigh..."

Intestines of a puppy coming out

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

Intestines of a puppy coming out, being held by a person

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

Close Up - Person holding a puppy and the Intestine

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

A better view of the intestine

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

Puppy born with intestines on the outside being held by a person

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

Close Up - Intestines coming out of puppy

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

Close Up zoomed in on belly area - Intestines coming out of puppy

Full-term puppy born with intestines on the outside of her body.

 

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