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Pet Owner Shocked As Dog Gives Birth To A Neon Green Puppy

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Pet Owner Shocked As Dog Gives Birth To A Neon Green Puppy

There's nothing cuter than when your fur baby has fur babies of their own, but one woman had the shock of her life when one of her dog's puppies was born neon green.

Shana Stamey, from North Carolina, made the shocking discovery while helping her dog Gypsy give birth to several pups last week. When the fourth pooch came along, she noticed he was bright green, while the others were brown, black and white.

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Startled by the pooch's appearance, Shana initially thought he was sick, but once she saw how strong and boisterous he was, she calmed down and decided to name him 'Hulk'.

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"As Gypsy is doing her job getting him cleaned up, he was crying and looked bright neon lime green," Shana explained.

"I didn't have a lot of time between pups as I had to help her move on to the next one coming after him.

"Once she was done we checked him out, he was heavy and looked mad, so the name Hulk came to mind."

The little puppy was born neon green (Credit: Caters News Agency)
The little puppy was born neon green (Credit: Caters News Agency)
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After some research, it turned out little Hulk was born green due to a pigment found in the placenta of dogs called biliverdin.

"Biliverdin can dislodge as the puppy is born, and mixes with the amniotic fluid," Shana explained.

The pigment can mix with the amniotic fluid (Credit: Caters News Agency)
The pigment can mix with the amniotic fluid (Credit: Caters News Agency)

"The amniotic fluid is what surrounds the puppies in their mother's womb, and when biliverdin mixes in, it stains their coat."

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Shana explained the lime green hue will wear off over the next few weeks, but if you ask us, Hulk looks pretty cool.

The green hue will wear off eventually (Credit: Caters News Agency)
The green hue will wear off eventually (Credit: Caters News Agency)

In other very exciting pet news, Spotify has just launched personalised playlists for your pets as well as a doggy podcast.

The 'Pet Playlist' lets users select what type of animal they have before curating a whole array of songs for them based on their personality.

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Animals include a bird, cat, iguana, dog, hamster and cat, and you can select how energetic, curious or friendly they are on a slide-able scale.

Featured Image Credit: Caters News Agency

Topics: Life News, Dogs

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