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Sick Dog Takes Himself to the Vet in Brazil, Doctors Find a Dangerous Tumour Inside Him

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The clinic is currently trying to raise funds for the dog’s expensive treatments. Like humans, cancer therapy in dogs can be quite a costly affair.

When our pets fall ill, we take them to the vets and do everything in our power to help them, even if they may hate these clinic visits. Dogs don’t know the concept of doctors and healing… or do they? A stray dog in Brazil took himself to the vet clinic as he was quite ill. Thanks to his alertness, the vets were able to discover a dangerous tumour growing inside him. Whether the dog was simply looking for humans for help, or he knew that the particular clinic was meant to help dogs, that shall forever remain a mystery.

The incident is from Juazeiro do Norte in North-East Brazil. Vet Dayse Silva is treating the poor furry patient and told the local media that the dog is “very sharp.”

The first chemotherapy session to eradicate cancer has already been given to the pooch and he has responded positively, according to Lad Bible. With regard to the dog’s condition, Dr Silva said, “There’s no longer any bleeding and it does not seem to be in pain. It responded well to the first chemotherapy session and we will assess each new procedure to see how many sessions it will need.”

She has taken personal responsibility over the distressed dog and is taking him home with her at night. During the day, both the dog and the vet remain at the clinic.In a CCTV video-footage shared by Daily Mail, the dog can be seen entering the clinic ‘Vet Vip’ quite sheepishly, but completely on its own. Many people have since volunteered to adopt him.

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The clinic is currently trying to raise funds for the dog’s expensive treatments. Like humans, cancer therapy in dogs can be quite a costly affair.They had a target of raising BRL 4,000 (INR 51,271). Thanks to animal lovers on the internet, the campaign has managed to match the target already and more donations are still coming in. The clinic is reportedly going to donate all the extra earnings to local NGOs that provide care or rescue for stray animals.

first published:March 12, 2021, 18:00 IST