A heartwarming video showing as a puppy brother comforts and being affectionate with his sick sister is melting hearts across the world after it was posted on Facebook. The two young dogs had been admitted to a veterinary clinic in Cairo, Egypt, where they were getting treatment for parvovirus, a potentially lethal virus infection.
The sweet video, which has racked up more than 400,000 views on Facebook, shows two dogs, one hooked up to a drip as the other who is her puppy brother comforts and shows affection to his ailing sister with lots of cuddles.
As they both lay on the vet’s bed, the puppy brother comforts his sister by gently holding her head in his paws, he is then seen carefully lowering his head on top of his sister’s seemingly trying to show her some love and support.
Both puppies had been taken into the vet’s clinic to be treated for parvovirus. While the male dog’s health had already significantly improved, his sister was still under the weather, however, it is reported that not once did he leave his sister’s side. He looked worried and emotional all through until his sister recovered.
Dr Mohammad Bu Yahya, who recorded the footage in his clinic Africano Centre in the Egyptian capital said the two pups had come in to be treated for parvo a few days earlier.
After he captured the heart-melting moment on his mobile phone, he posted it on his Facebook account with the caption, “After four days of intensive treatment, and me spending all the night and day with them, the boy is getting much better but the girl still suffering. He shows the love and care for his sister and asking us to help her.”
According to WebMD, Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can be life threatening. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks the white blood cells, and when young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problem.
The general symptoms of parvo are loss of appetite, lethargy, severe vomiting and bloody, foul-smelling diarrhea.