Animals are always a great source of comfort. And they don’t just provide comfort to humans, they sometimes also provide comfort to each other. There are some dogs or cats that actually live at the vet’s office, or just hang out there during working hours, and have a pretty special job of their own: they comfort any visiting animals that might be scared.
One vet’s “comfort dog assistant” was caught on camera consoling another dog in the office, and the picture went viral.
The veterinarian’s pet dog who also works as a therapy dog has been comforting patient dogs who visit the veterinarian’s office for ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛment or sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. The cute doggy is always beside his owner and even assists him by calming ᴅᴏᴡɴ the nerᴠᴏᴜs dogs. Veterinarians have a hard time treating nerᴠᴏᴜs and fʀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴᴇᴅ dogs, but with the help of his fᴜʀʀʏ sidekick, assisting him in comforting the dogs, things have become a lot easy.
Eyebleach – the person is posting two dogs with a caption, “This veterinarian has a comfort dog assistant that helps sick dog patients know that everything will be alright”.
The image features two dogs in a frame, while one is lying on the stretcher other seems to be comforting the sick dog. It is such a sweet and tender moment, it’s easy to see why the picture has been receiving loads of attention. There is something just so pure about one dog comforting another during its time of need. It definitely evokes all the emotions and makes us want to cry.
According to some comment information:
“What if that picture is actually of a veteran comfort dog, after helping countless others go through bad days, is now the patient, looking at the eyes of a new comfort dog recruit? As he remembers how he felt on his first day, he can’t help but do his job one last time, comforting the recruit that everything is going to be alright.”
“My old vet had her two dogs always in her examination room. She would send them out if the ‘patient’ was an anxious dog or another animal like a cat. For most dog patients they stayed there and I thought it helped “distract” the dog if that makes sense.”