The squirrels have a hypnotic effect on the dog Akira, so as to calm him even in the waiting room of the veterinary clinic. They don’t have to be flesh-and-blood rodents—a video version is perfectly fine though. This is precisely the stratagem devised by the owner of the four-legged to entertain him in situations that can cause stress and fear in animals, such as a visit to a veterinarian: showing him videos on his cell phone.
One of Akira’s favorite activities, a 4-year-old Golden Retriever, is observing squirrels in the garden at home and his human friend has decided to take advantage of this passion of his to distract him and make him relax in the waiting room, showing him videos of these pets from your phone. The idea worked and the result left everyone amazed (and amused). “In my seven years of work in this field, I have never seen a dog so calm at the vet,” said Mel Cies, head of the VCA Panther Lake Animal Hospital clinic. It was amazing”. The woman surprised Akira intent on watching her favorite show from the owner’s cell phone completely relaxed, with her muzzle resting on one of the chairs in the waiting room, and she shot a video then posted on the Instagram account of the veterinary hospital .
“If we need to keep her calm, we just need to show her a video with squirrels – explained the owner of the dog, Darin Beam-. Akira is sweet and funny and has been such a blessing to our family. My wife couldn’t imagine a life without her.”