Green Puppy Born in Italy

In what animal experts say is an extremely rare event, a puppy has been born in Italy with green fur.

The dog, appropriately named Pistachio, was among a litter of seven born this week in Sardinia — but the only one with a green pigment, says owner Cristian Mallocci.

Animal experts say the rare occurrence happens when a light-colored puppy comes in contact with a green pigment called Biliverdin in the womb. Earlier this year, a lime green German Shepherd was born in North Carolina. In most cases, the unusual color fades as the dog gets older, experts say.

Why hasn’t dying dogs’ fur ever become a trend? What’s the most unusual pet you’ve owned?

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