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Dog Gives Birth to Green Puppy
Status: Seems to be real
image A golden retriever has given birth to a green puppy, appropriately named Wasabi. Local 6 News reports:

The dog is healthy and green, according to the report. Local 6 News showed video of the puppy rolling around with its normal-looking newborn brothers and sisters. Skeptics said the dog had to be dyed green but the owner said the puppy was born green. Veterinarians said it is possible for a newborn puppy's fur to be green because the placenta, which is green, rubs off at birth.

This reminds me of the guy whose sweat turned green. I'm inclined to think the dog case might be real, because if you're going to dye a puppy, why do such a bad job? Go all out and make him glow in the dark. The puppy in the pictures hardly looks green at all (though maybe that's just because of the poor quality of the video images). Of course, if their next move is to sell the puppy on eBay, then I might suspect a hoax.
Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 10, 2005
why was this in the news? doesnt it happen occasionally? now, if it stayed green throughout the rest of its life, i think that would be a different story. i wish i had a green dog that would always be green.
Posted by GreenWolfDog  in  Florida  on  Fri Nov 07, 2008  at  03:31 PM
GreenWolfDog, that is why the bulti-billion dollar puppy industry releases these stories with such loud media promotion - to get you wishing for one, and paving the way for yet more expensive dogs.

Not to make any trouble here, but isn't green a predominant colour in the Islamic world for flags and banners? And now you have a guy called Hussein as your president . . . ? Hmmmmmmm? smile
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Fri Nov 07, 2008  at  04:12 PM
You all must be morons. The puppy is green due to the mother dogs amniotic fluid getting into the placenta. Having been raised on a farm we've had dozens of green puppies and kittens. They only stay green for a short while. Do some homework before you fire off your mouths. It only makes you look like an idiot.
Posted by Natalie Kreitzman  in  New Jersey  on  Tue Nov 11, 2008  at  12:34 PM
What a crock of crap.
Posted by Lisa S.  in  NJ  on  Mon Jul 06, 2009  at  06:46 PM
Are you people really that stupid?
Posted by Urootypoo Lisa S.  on  Mon Jul 06, 2009  at  06:47 PM
Lisa S., since so many people are isolated form the working sof the natural woerld by living in cities, then they can be forgiven for ignorance over such oddities like this - Which are quite unusual to those not used to this sort of thing.

But then, at least most peopel here are clever enough to join their thoughts together into one email rather than having to send each sentence seperatly. smile
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Mon Jul 06, 2009  at  07:55 PM
"Well, it's possible that the dog's white fur was tinged green by meconiun.
Meconium is, basically, the fetus' waste and is produced by the digestion of the amniotic fluid and accompanying hair and skin cells that the puppy ingests while still inside the mother's womb."

absolutely correct; good job. I learned this in veterinary school, and although it's not readily available online, if you search hard enough, this can be confirmed through reputable sources.

The placenta is NOT, in fact, green, and it did not rub off on the puppy. In a normal birth, the puppy should not have passed meconium (essentially, its first poop) until after it is delivered. Unfortunately for this little guy, he got to hang out in his own dirty waste for a while before being delivered. It can happen in people too, but can be a serious problem, for (hopefully) obvious reasons.


"You all must be morons. The puppy is green due to the mother dogs amniotic fluid getting into the placenta. Having been raised on a farm we've had dozens of green puppies and kittens. They only stay green for a short while. Do some homework before you fire off your mouths. It only makes you look like an idiot.
Posted by Natalie Kreitzman in New Jersey on Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 09:34 AM "

Strong words there. Nice try, but the amniotic fluid didn't "get into" the placenta- the placenta surrounds the fetus, which is wrapped in an amniotic sac containing- you guessed it- amniotic fluid. Nice, normal amniotic fluid is not green. It's the meconium that causes the staining.

Calm down people. It'll be okay.
Posted by CG  in  Washington State  on  Fri Feb 12, 2010  at  03:21 AM
this happened to one puppy in a lab litter 2 nights ago. the placenta and puppy were green and in the morning i just thought oh it pooped while it was being born but after checking with a well known vet, it is not uncommon, and the puppy is stained by the placenta but not permanetly.
any way it looks strange seeing 7 yellow puppies and one light green one, the color of lime sherbert. the skin is not green but pink. the puppy is normal in every way other than the color. never heard of this before it happen
Posted by barbara  in  northville, mic  on  Wed Mar 10, 2010  at  02:34 PM
My pit bull recently had pups and one of them was born green. At first my fiance thought the little pup was yellow, then i started looking up stuff on the internet and saw that there were actually 6 green pups born in the united states. That i could find. My puppy was a female and 1 of 2 runts. Unfortunatly she didnt make it. She was the last born of a large litter of 11. Mother and the rest of pups are fine and healthy. Including the second runt.
Posted by nikki  in  st. louis, mo  on  Sun Apr 11, 2010  at  11:01 PM
I just found this artical and on mothers day my Golden gave birth to a green puppy. The litter consisted of seven (4 males and 3 Females) that are from my full golden (mother) and the neighbors full yellow lab (father). Out of the 7 pups there is just one that is this color thsat appears to be a blueish green hue. I would love to hear the color of your pup at this time.
Posted by Carol Dove  in  Bolton, Connecticut  on  Mon May 17, 2010  at  11:12 AM
I also have a green Husky puppy,2nd born,just wondering how to get the green off?
Posted by Jo  in  Chicago Ridge,IL USA  on  Sat Dec 11, 2010  at  04:49 PM
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