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First 6-legged dog born alive beating the odds in Oklahoma City, veterinary hospital says

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Skipper is believed to be the first 6 legged dog born alive (Neel Veterinary Hospital)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Little Skipper is a miracle puppy beating the odds after she was born with six legs!

Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City said they believe she is the first dog with six legs to be born alive.

She has a type of congenital conjoining disorders called monocephalus dipygus and monocephalus rachipagus dibrachius tetrapus; which simply means she has one head and chest cavity, but two pelvic regions, two lower urinary tracts, two reproductive systems, two tails and six legs among other things according to Neel veterinarians.

Skipper's human family says she has been doing great at home and is beginning to crawl around but her outside legs are dominant and inside legs are recessive.

Her family is raising funds for her many medical bills that are to come. Those interested in helping can make donations here.

You can also keep up with Skipper's progress by liking her Facebook page: Skipper's Journey.

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