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Whelping: A Puppy Born with Stomach and Chest Cavity on the Outside of the Body

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From a breeder who wished to share his experience

"The first birth was a puppy with its insides on the outside of the body. We took him to the vet and said spare no cost, try to save him. However there was nothing they could do. It was not just his tummy on the outside, but his whole chest cavity. I could see his whole heart beating. We had the vet put him humanely to sleep so he would not suffer."

A tan newborn puppy with its mouth open laying on its back with the insides of its body on the outside. The puppy is all wet.

Full-term puppy born with stomach and chest cavity on the outside of his body. Picture also shows the placenta. The breeder sent this pup to the vet within five minutes after birth telling them to spare no cost in trying to close the pup up, but because the chest cavity was also open in the heart was on the outside there was zero chance of survival. The puppy was humanely put down to rest.

Close up of the belly of a puppy with its insides on the outside of the body. You can see the organs including the heart.

Close-up of a puppy with stomach and chest cavity on the outside of his body.

Close Up - of the beating heart of a puppy on the outside of its body.

Close-up of the heart inside the chest cavity of a puppy on the outside of his body.

Close Up - of a newborn puppy's beating heart of a puppy on the outside of its wet body.

Close-up of the heart inside the chest cavity of a puppy on the outside of his body.

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