Being sick is no fun! We mean, it used to be a lot of fun back when we were kids. All we needed to do back then was lie in bed and let our mothers take care of us while watching our favorite shows. The puppy in this story knows there’s nothing a sick person (or dog) wants more than to be taken care of, so he comforts his sick sister at the vet’s office. As you can only imagine, it wasn’t long before the adorable duo was noticed by the internet community.
The two pups, both German Shepherds, were both infected with a disease called parvovirus (or parvo for short). While parvo is a highly infectious disorder, it rarely affects home animals as most received vaccination for it. When it comes to strays and shelter animals though, parvo is quite common and when left untreated, can become very dangerous.
As Advanced Animal Care wrote on their site: “Parvo is a direct virus that is caused by contaminated feces. It is caused by the canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) virus. CPV-2 is highly contagious and attacks the gastrointestinal tract as well as the immune system of puppies and dogs. Puppies at a young age are also at risk of the virus attacking their heart.”
Dogs that already had the virus become immune to it, which is precisely what happened to the older brother who fully recovered from the disease. The sister, on the other hand, was still sick and in need of medical supervision. Knowing that nothing can happen to the older brother as he already recovered from the disease, vets allowed him to stay with his sister when the most adorable thing happened. The younger sister is seen cuddling on the vet’s bed with her brother, who sits still and allows her to rest her head on him.
Don’t miss the heart-melting moment the puppy comforts his sick sister in the video below:
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