This X-ray of a pregnant dog is shocking the Internet

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We're accustomed to seeing ultrasounds from pregnant women -- but what about X-rays of pregnant dogs?

A Reddit user shared a photo of an pregnant dog's X-ray and you can clearly see all her babies:

Pregnant dog x-ray from pics

The photo became incredibly popular, garnering thousands of comments.

One user said, "I'm stuck in between beautiful and really, really creepy."

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Another user raised concern about taking X-rays of a pregnant animal -- but according to a veterinary hospital employee, it is completely safe. "We actually take x-rays of pregnant dogs all the time in veterinary medicine," they said. "It's a common practice to count the number of puppies so the owners can know what to expect."

An ultrasound for dogs, it turns out, is rare. The result of the dog X-ray is pretty incredible to see.

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