Pregnant Dog Surprises Everyone Breaking Record For Largest Litter

Dog surprives a team of 10 vets and nurses (Video)

A Neapolitan Mastiff named Shadow, delivered three puppies at home, but after four hours of no activity and a puppy that sadly didn’t survive, her owner brought her to Animal Emergency Service in Underwood. Veterinarian Patrycja Zimmermann said: “We took radiographs straight after Shadow’s arrival to see if any more puppies were on the way and made the amazing discovery of 10-plus puppies inside.”

“We quickly checked the fetal heartbeats, and were praying for the best outcome for her.” Over the next few agonising minutes, a team of 10 vets and nurses managed to find another 18 puppies thanks to an emergency caesarian. During the birthing period, vets decided that Shadow had to undergo a procedure that would remove her female reproductive organs. While that sounds drastic, it saved the dog’s life and potentially the lives of her puppies.

They saved the dog’s life

Tragically, three of the puppies did not survive. While Shadow recovered from her surgery, ICU nurses spent the day caring for the 18 puppies, rotating them one by one to take turns feeding from their mom. Thankfully Shadow is doing well and is now resting at home with her new babies. While Shadow broke the record for largest litter in Australia, she was four puppies shy of beating the world record, which is held by a Neapolitan Mastiff who birthed 24 puppies in 2004. Watch the video, it’s impressive but also lovely to see all these little puppies.

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