swimmer puppy syndrome

Since the day Mick was born, the odds were against him. The little 8-week-old Boston Terrier was born with "Swimmer Puppy Syndrome," formally known as pectus excavatum, a condition in which dogs are born with flat chests and abdomens, leaving them with splayed legs. This deformity typically causes them to be unable to stand or walk.
Mick's breeder in Oklahoma was overwhelmed and on July 16 sent him to The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit organization based