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Golden retriever service dog abruptly stops playing to alert mom about medical concern just in time

Though many people believe that it is humans taking care of their pets, in many ways, it is the pets that rescue their owners.

Golden retriever service dog abruptly stops playing to alert mom about medical concern just in time
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A pet's love for its human is unique and cannot be expressed in words. Their love is so genuine and not dependent on any worldly factor. Though many people believe that it is humans taking care of their pets, in many ways, it is the pets that rescue their owners. They give them emotional support and unconditional love, saving them from anxiety. Service dogs go one step further in their devotion by ensuring that their owners can function properly, even with medical conditions. This helps them lead an independent life. Service dogs are specially trained to give signals and be of help in such cases. Sparrow does the same for Libbi, her human who recently shared one such incredible incident on Instagram.


 
 
 
 
 
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Sparrow is a Golden Retriever who enjoys nothing more in the world than playing with her human. But just because she is doing her favorite thing in the world does not mean that she puts her guard down and compromises the safety of her owner. Sparrow is a service dog who has been specially trained to help Libbi with her medical condition. She takes her job very seriously and its proof came for everyone to see on August 12.


 
 
 
 
 
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In a video uploaded on Instagram, Sparrow stopped playing when she caught a whiff of her human being in trouble. Libbi explained in the caption that at first when Sparrow began doing her displacement behavior she thought it was to indicate her own discomfort. Libbi immediately expressed to her that they would stop playing with the "penguin toy" if that is what she wants. She gave her the release cue, which indicates that Sparrow could do as she pleases. It was after some moments that the whole thing began to make sense for Libbi as she began experiencing pre-syncope symptoms.


 
 
 
 
 
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Libbi understood that the whale eyes and busy nose that Sparrow was displaying were not because of anything she was going through but because she had sensed that her human might be in trouble. Immediately Libby laid down to get her symptoms under control, and fortunately, she came out of it unscathed. If she would not have received the warning from Sparrow there was a chance that she would have to deal with more stressful symptoms like nausea, near loss of vision and hearing, collapse from being upright and resulting weakness. Instead, thanks to her pup, the whole situation was under control in 20 minutes.

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The comment section absolutely adored Sparrow. @jingocat364 loved how Sparrow handled everything in that situation, commenting: "I like that she paused and thought hard about it before giving the alert. like she wanted to be 100% sure before alarming anyone." @westcoastgh_st appreciated how the video garnered much-needed attention on service dogs. "I love watching service dogs in action. It's amazing but more importantly people need to see that these dogs are a necessity, thank you for sharing this," they wrote. @the_humanatee shared his own experience, writing: "My German shepherd revived me from a 45-minute syncope event - I was unconscious on the floor of my kitchen for 45 minutes. I came to because he was nudging me hard (like only a GSD can do) and licking my face. Turns out I had a heart attack, and he saved my life." The video has now been seen by over 20 million people from all over the world. 

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