A 16-month-old American bully dog, who together with his owner, Telmo Santos, starred in a scene that moved the internet. The man hugged the dog to calm him during an anxiety attack.
In an interview with Amo Meu Pet, Telmo said that the veterinarian suspects that one of the causes of the dog’s anxiety attack is something he ate on the grass.
“The vet found bacteria in his intestines that could be derived from a lot of things, but they suspect it was because of something he ate on the grass,” he said.
The puppy was hospitalized because he had stopped eating and drinking water, having to take a saline solution and some antibiotics, because of the bacteria in his intestines.
The vet asked Telmo to always be aware of the crises. And looking to give emotional stability to this process, the man discovered that hugging him was one of the best remedies.
“The vet told me to be on the lookout and yes I hug him whenever he asks, he means a lot to me.”
Unfortunately, anxiety attacks in dogs are more common than you might think.
According to Vet Qualit, a veterinary clinic in São Paulo, there are several symptoms of this disease, but the most common are: aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, compulsive behavior, separation anxiety and constant fear.
According to the clinic’s veterinarians, the cause of this disease can have several factors such as: fear, distance from the owners, insecurity and in the case of overdose (one of the reasons may be the substance that ingested).
Anxiety should be treated seriously like any other disease, as the condition can evolve into depression, in addition to a low immunity, for not eating right.
So if your pet’s unusual behavior has caught your attention, seek help from a professional.
The publication received thousands of comments full of affection.
“Congratulations young man for the affection you have with him”, praised one.
“Poor, they deserve all the love in the world,” commented another.
Watch the heartwarming moment in video below:
Currently, Overdose is doing well and has received a lot of love and affection from his family.
Beloved! It’s good that he has a family that loves him very much and that does their best to protect him from all suffering.