'Beyonce' may be world's smallest dog
Puppy revived at birth, now nearly the size of an iPhone
A puppy the size of a business card named Beyonce is hoping to gain the title of world's smallest dog in the Guinness World Records.
When she was one day old, Beyonce was so small, she could fit in a spoon. At two weeks, she's almost as big as an iPhone, The Grace Foundation of Northern California says.
The El Dorado Hills organization wanted to share the dog's story to illustrate the importance of spaying and neutering pets, as well as adopting rescue dogs, Sacramento TV station KCRA reported.
Beyonce's mother, a Dachshund mix, was picked up by Animal Control when she was pregnant with five puppies. She delivered March 8.
Vets thought Beyonce would be stillborn because of her size. She was the last of the five to be born, and wasn't breathing at the time. The tiny puppy didn't have a heartbeat, either.
A doctor performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth until Beyonce's heart started, KCRA reported.
Now, despite her size, the foundation says she's a normal puppy.
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