In Australia, Shadow Dog broke a record by giving birth to a litter of 21 puppies.
Shadow gave birth to three pups at home, but her owner rushed her to Animal Emergency Services in Underwood when she remained motionless for the following four hours and one of the babies tragically perished.
Here, the doctor performed an X-ray to see whether she was still pregnant. When he saw that Shadow still had more than ten puppies inside her, the doctor immediately began providing emergency care.
As a result of Shadow’s internal bleeding and low blood pressure, the veterinarian decided to conduct a necessary oophorectomy (removal of the reproductive organs).
To make Shadow’s entire litter of 21 puppies, 10 veterinarians and nurses collaborated to remove another 18 babies (18 of which lived omission)
ICU staff spent the day taking turns nursing the 18 puppies from their moms while Shadow gradually recovered from surgery.
Currently Shadow is doing well and is now resting at home with his new born children.
While Shadow has broken the record for the largest litter in Australia, she is one of only four dogs who have failed to beat the world record, held by a dog named Neapolitan Mastiff, who gave birth to 24 puppies. puppies in 2004.