Dinner for two: vet heartwarmingly coaxes terrified dog to eat

A vet in Georgia, USA tries to make an abandoned dog more comfortable by sitting and eating in her cage. Video: Reuters

A vet based at Granite Hills Animal Care in Elberton, Georgia, shared a touching video of his method to help an animal in need.

Dr. Andy Mathis climbed into a cage with stray dog Graycie to calm her nerves and help her eat.

Dr. Mathis told Graycie's story on social media. Graycie was taken to the care centre after being found abandoned and in bad health on January 29, with hypothermia, emaciation, dehydration and a host of other medical issues.

He took the dog in but couldn't decide whether to keep her due to her poor health, so he asked his colleagues.

"Practical Me says I should put her to sleep, but Veterinarian Me wants to try and give her a chance," Mathis asked.

Luckily for Graycie they responded, saying "try", so Dr. Mathis and other local vets helped Graycie recover.

After a few weeks Dr. Mathis decided intervention was needed to help Graycie eat, so he stepped into her cage, sat down and ate his breakfast with her. Although nervous, she managed to relax and eat her whole meal.

Reuters

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