Saturday, June 14, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Green

Puppies are green:
The animals, born on June 3rd, were smaller and weaker than the other pups in the litter. One of them, a female, died shortly after birth while the male pup is still alive, but very weak.

He is now beginning to lose his pigment.

The cause of the death of the dead puppy, and the reason for its odd colouring, are now being investigated by local vet Daniel Valverde.

"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.

Valverde is now carrying out virological and bacteriological tests to try and find an answer.

The two Spanish puppies are not the first reported examples of green pups. In 2012, the UK's Daily Mail ran a story about a green Labrador puppy born in England. That dog lost its colour around ten days after birth.
The Incredible Pups?

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