Saturday, April 25, 2015

He Put His Sick, Old Dog In The Pool—But When This Happens Next, I’m In Tears

12:44 PM

You’re about to meet an incredible husky named Kane, and his very devoted pet parent.

One day, Kane’s back legs stopped working. He’s very old, too old for surgery and he hurts. Unfortunately, pain medication only helped so much. Instead of giving up on his beloved best friend, Kane’s dad decided to try something new.

He found that taking Kane for a swim was the only thing that really helped. Many owners find water therapy a highly effective treatment for their pets recovering from surgery, older pets with arthritis or mobility issues, or those with paralysis. In the pool, Kane became weightless and felt no pressure causing pain in his back legs. It’s was such a relief for Kane’s family to know that while he was swimming, he wasn't hurting.

All too often, owners give up their dogs because they aren’t puppies anymore. Senior dogs require more patience than the average pup, so when I see families like Kane’s giving them the love and respect they deserve, my heart melts.

Watch how kind and caring Dad is with Kane. And the best part? Only a couple days after this poolside therapy session, Kane was up and on his feet again. Sometimes, he stood up and walked by himself.

“We’re not sure how long Kane will be here, but as long as he is I’m going to make sure he’s as comfortable as possible,” says Dad. “Every day he tells me how much he appreciates it!”

What an amazing video. If only all dogs — especially senior dogs — were treated with so much care and compassion. Please SHARE this video with your friends on Facebook!



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