Homeless Dog Can’t Stop Thanking Vet After Saving His Life

Smokey was saved from a homeless camp brush fire, and transferred to Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center (JPESC) where he could receive specialized care. After getting proper treatment and taking time to rehabilitate, Smokey was able to return and give thanks to Dr. Latimer and all of the nurses who helped him.

Do Some Dogs Like The Vet?

Some dogs love the vet because they enjoy the attention and being petted. They may also be excited about getting treats or going for a walk. Other dogs may not like the vet because they find it scary or uncomfortable.

Dogs may like the vet because they know that they will get attention, treats, and petting when they go. Other dogs may associate going to the vet with a fun outing or car ride. And some dogs simply like the smell of the clinic.

Dog at the vet

Do Dogs Know Vets Help Them?

Yes, dogs know vet helps them because when they are sick or in pain their bodies release chemicals into the bloodstream to communicate with other animals.

Dogs have been shown to be very intelligent animals and can read human emotions just as well as humans can read dog emotions. It’s thought that this ability is what allows them to sense when something is wrong with another dog even if that something isn’t outwardly visible.

When a human is ill or in pain, certain chemicals are released into our own bloodstreams so we don’t forget about it and take care of ourselves properly before getting better – it’s assumed dogs do the same for each other (and everything else).

Dog at the vet

Dogs can’t speak, so how could they possibly know that anyone cares about them or wants to help them? However, there are many anecdotal reports from dog owners who swear their dogs act differently when a vet is near – less anxious, more at ease – as if sensing the animal’s caretaker is nearby.

This leads us to believe that yes, dogs do understand humans have an interest in their well-being and may express gratitude through subtle behavioral changes. But we also know our pets rely on our love and attention just as much as food and water; it’s not enough for them simply because they don’t have language doesn’t mean these animals don’t care.

Dog at the vet

How To Calm Your Dog At The Vet?

Some dogs are less scared if they know the visit is for a good reason, like going to the vet or groomer, or having their nails trimmed or teeth brushed. If your dog gets nervous about these types of events, you may be able to calm them by making grooming at home a positive experience.

Dog at the vet

You’re also more likely to calm your dog if you take them to places that are familiar, or at least give them treats throughout the visit. Dogs who feel safe and comfortable are less likely to behave aggressively with fearful, defensive behavior.

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