SunstarTV Bureau: A dog owner was shocked when her pet gave birth to a white one-eyed puppy with two tongues and no nose.
Amie de Martin, from the Aklan province in the Philippines, said her dog gave birth to two puppies. While the first puppy appeared normal, the other one was malformed.
The pale-skinned puppy struggled to breathe as Amie picked it up. He had two protruding huge tongues sticking out on the side of his mouth. It had one eye that was positioned in the centre of the head and had no nose.
When the puppy struggled to drink milk from his mother, Amie fed him some puppy formula. She then took the pup to the vet hoping that it would survive.
However, the puppy who was named Cyclops couldn’t make it to the next day. He died around 10 pm that night as it could not breathe properly.
The vet said that the mother doggo may have eaten toxins while it was pregnant which caused the other puppy’s condition.
“The vet said that Cyclops’ mother probably ate something toxic. But Cyclops’s mother is a menopausal puppy so that might have been another reason. Cyclops couldn’t drink milk from her. We had to feed him using a dropper and with powdered milk,” Amie was quoted as saying by Daily Star.
Amie preserved the puppy in a glass box instead of burying him in the garden.
The puppy was believed to have a rare condition called Cyclopia, which affects mammals and other animals.
It can be caused by a genetic defect or toxins which affects brain development.