Street Dog Hid Beneath Stranger’s Stairs And Asked God To Take The Hurt Away

For stray dogs, basic necessities are a luxury. This is even true for medical care. When a stray is wounded, they are left on their own to nurse themselves.

When it’s severe, like in this case, and they feel death is inevitable, all they can do is wait for death to come.

Thankfully for this dog, someone found him and made an important call. The poor dog, that was severely injured, crawled into a stranger’s house and hid below the stairs.

He felt that was the safest place to wait for death to come. The homeowner called Animal Aid and they rushed to the house to pick the dog up.

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They were not at all prepared for what they were about to see.

The poor dog had a large wound on his neck that was infected. One of the rescuers crawled under the stairs with cookies and got as close as he could to the dog.

He gave him something to eat. The dog was suffering and was hesitant. He wanted the food– he was likely starving– but his pain was too great.

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The rescuer had enough of seeing the dog suffer and picked him up to take him for medical treatment. The dog knew the man was there to help and relaxed in his arms.

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Back at the Animal Aid sanctuary, the dog was evaluated.  The medical team treated the wound and gave him IV fluids. The IV contained hydration, antibiotics and pain medication.

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The poor pup finally felt much better. His wound was cleaned and wrapped. Now it was time for him to rest.

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The next day, the medical team unwrapped the wound. They sedated the dog then worked on cleaning the wound out further.

They then cut away the necrotic tissue. The wound was quite extensive. They couldn’t even imagine how much pain the poor boy was in while he hid beneath the stairs.

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The dog was assured that even with a wound this big and this painful, they were going to try everything they could to help him heal.

He was already showing signs of improvement. Especially when it was time to enjoy a good meal. In one of the caregiver’s arms, he ate happily.

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After six weeks of hands-on care, the dog that would have surely died beneath the stairs made a full recovery. Check out the warrior now that they named Jupiter! Isn’t he handsome?!

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Animal Aid does it again. Using their words, they turned “Hopeless Into Happy!”

Jupiter will live out the rest of his days at the Animal Aid sanctuary with loads of friends to play with.

Due to his complicated medical history, age, and on-going care, he won’t be adopted out. The area is poverty-stricken and he’s better off where he can be well cared for.

Thank you for all you do, Animal Aid! And hooray for Jupiter for being such a trooper!

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Watch the entire rescue below. The video contains some graphic images but we promise everything ends happily. There is an age restriction on the video so discretion is advised!

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Reverse Sneezing In Dogs – What to do…

Does this sound familiar? Your dog suddenly starts making loud snorting sounds—over and over again, in quick succession.

Do you start wondering, did they swallow something they shouldn’t have? Can they breathe?!

Chances are, you’re experiencing the infamous “reverse sneeze.”

Veterinarians often see dogs whose owners rushed them in for an emergency appointment after finding them standing with their elbows apart, head pulled back, and eyes bulging as they snort or gasp repeatedly.

Yet for the vast majority of these dogs, a vet visit was unnecessary.

Reverse sneezing looks and sounds scary the first time you encounter it. However, it’s a fairly common and harmless respiratory event for dogs.

Read on to learn how to identify reverse sneezing, what causes it, and how to tell the difference between a harmless reverse sneeze and something else.

What is reverse sneezing?

A reverse sneeze is pretty much what it sounds like: a sneeze that happens in reverse! The above video is a good example of what it looks and sounds like.

In a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. In a reverse sneeze, air is rapidly, and noisily, pulled in through the nose.

It occurs in spasms lasting anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute and sounds like snorting, snuffling, and even gagging. See the above video for an example.

Because of the sounds their dogs make while reverse sneezing, many people mistakenly think their dog is choking. However, a reverse sneeze is almost as normal and harmless as a regular sneeze.

What causes reverse sneezing?


There’s no single cause for a reverse sneeze. Like regular sneezing, it’s often triggered by an irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat, or sinuses.

It often occurs when dogs wake up from a nap, or after eating, when their breathing pattern may have rapidly changed. It’s also caused by irritants in the airway—anything from dust to an inhaled hair!

Some dogs experience more frequent reverse sneezing in springtime when the air is full of pollen and other allergens.

Others reverse sneeze more in the winter, when sudden temperature changes between outdoors and indoors cause the nasal passages to contract.

Another common cause of reverse sneezing is pressure on the throat and neck. A too-tight collar, or straining against the leash, can irritate the throat and lead to a reverse sneeze. That’s just one more reason to consider a harness for your dog.

Finally, some dogs reverse sneeze after exercise, or when they’re overexcited. This is particularly common among brachycephalic, or short-nosed, breeds like pugs and bulldogs.

When they get worked up, they may inhale their elongated soft palates into the throat, triggering an episode of reverse sneezing.

How to end a reverse sneezing episode

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Reverse sneezing is super-common, and it won’t hurt your dog. However, some dogs become anxious during a reverse sneezing episode, and a lengthy episode may be uncomfortable.

You can help your dog recover from a reverse sneezing episode by remaining calm yourself. If you get anxious, your dog’s anxiety will increase, too. So, stay calm, and show your dog there’s nothing to panic about.

If your dog is experiencing a particularly long episode of reverse sneezing, you may be able to ease or end the episode by:

  • Gently massaging your dog’s throat
  • Briefly covering their nostrils, which will cause them to swallow and potentially stop sneezing
  • Depressing their tongue with your hand to help open airways
  • Some vets suggest gently blowing in your dog’s face

In the vast majority of cases, there’s no need to intervene. Reverse sneezing doesn’t last long, and your dog will be perfectly normal after it stops.

When you should go to the vet

As mentioned, reverse sneezing rarely requires veterinary treatment. As soon as the sneezing episode stops, the situation is resolved. However, if episodes increase in frequency or duration, you should call the vet just in case.

You should also seek treatment if your dog’s reverse sneezing is accompanied by other respiratory symptoms or if they have any unusual discharge from their nose.

Occasionally, chronic reverse sneezing can be a symptom of more serious issues. These include nasal mites, foreign objects in the airway, respiratory infections, and tracheal collapse.

If you’re concerned about the intensity of your dog’s reverse sneezing, take a video to show the vet. They’ll be able to determine potential causes.

Most dogs experience episodes of reverse sneezing at some point in their lives. For the vast majority of dogs, it’s a common, temporary, harmless reaction with no lasting aftereffects.

Of course, it still sounds unsettling to our human ears! But now that you know what reverse sneezing is, you’ll be less likely to make an unnecessary vet visit.

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