Due to her deformity, Skipper’s mother rejected her right after birth, meaning the pup had to be cared for by vets and fed from a bottle since birth. However, she already has a family that loves her, and so far, she’s growing like any other normal puppy.
During a recent visit to the hospital for a check up, the vets noted that all her legs are mobile, and so far, they had not discovered any signs of pain or discomfort. The puppy was eating well, relieving herself without any trouble, growing on schedule, responding properly to stimuli, and moving around without any assistance.
Despite the good progress, the vets are closely monitoring her condition. Still, they expect that she will have a long life. As she grows older, however, it will get to a point where she will need walking assistance or physical therapy due to the extra set of legs.
When the news of Skipper first came out, there was a lot of backlash against the vets at the Neel Veterinary Hospital, with the public saying that the vets should euthanize Skipper to put her out of her misery.
So far, however, Skipper has not shown any signs of pain or discomfort, and the vets believe that the puppy deserves a chance at life and happiness, just like any other puppy would.