Tear-jerking moment sick dog ‘waves goodbye’ to its owner before shuffling closer and lying down to die

Daily Mail
Daily Mail

This is the heartbreaking moment a dying dog appears to wave goodbye to its owner.

The six-year-old Alaskan Malamute had been taken to the vets in Jinzhong, in Shanxi Province, northern China, where tumours were discovered growing on its liver.

Footage, filmed on January 20 and shared on social media, shows the dog lying on his side and looking up at its owner, identified only as Ms Xu.

As it lies on the counter, with an IV line in one leg, the poorly pet moves its front paws back and forth in a waving motion.
The six-year-old Alaskan Malamute was taken to the vets in Jinzhong, Shanxi, northern China by its owner, known as as Ms Xu
The 15-second clip showed the dog, whose name is unclear, hooked up to an IV drip and appearing extremely poorly
Footage shows the Alaskan Malamute moving its front paws back and forth in unison, as though waving to its owner, known as Ms Xu
The dog then rolled over and shuffled near the camera before lying down. It reportedly died shortly afterwards

The dog, whose name has not been revealed, then rolls over and shuffles closer to the camera before lying down again at the end of the 15-second clip.

It died shortly afterwards, according to reports.

Ms Xu - who adopted her beloved Alaskan Malamute in 2015 - said the animal's health drastically declined within a week of him falling ill.

The dog was reportedly in a lot of pain, with a swollen abdomen, and the decision was made by vets to put it down.

Ms Xu said that she believed that her beloved pet was waving goodbye to her before dying, after she told it: 'If you feel uncomfortable, just leave, don't endure it.'
Ms Xu said that she believed that her beloved pet was waving goodbye to her before dying, after she told it: 'If you feel uncomfortable, just leave'
Ms Xu adopted her beloved Alaskan Malamute -pictured as a puppy and young dog - in 2015

The heartbreaking video has since been shared widely and users have sent their condolences to the owner.

One viewer wrote: 'The most fearful thing for pet owners is the moment of parting.'

Another said: 'It's just that he can't speak, but he actually understands everything.'

One more added: 'I really can't watch this kind of thing with hairy children.'

Another said: 'Dogs are very spiritual animals,' while another added: 'It's so sad. I hope the dog will be a human in the next life. Every dog finds a good owner.'

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William Leggett

That’s heartbreaking. We had a 5 month old boxer that ended up with kidney failure because they didn’t form and she was the most living dog. When we knew it was no chance of recovery and the vet explained the pain she would experience we opted to have her euthanized instead of taking the weekend for “goodbyes” because she didn’t deserve to be in pain any longer. When they started the injections she was lying on concrete because of Covid protocols but I couldn’t stand the thought of her last moment being like that being that it was raining and new year eve. As a grown man I put her in my lap wrapped her in my hoodie and wept like a baby as we all loved on her until the vet said she was at peace.

Madeline Ron Freeman

So sorry for your loss I lost my little dog last year, I wanted to bring him home, I clung on to him I loved him so much, he was part of me where ever I was Teddy was there, I will never get over his passing.

LaTonya Johnson

I sm truly sorry for your loss. I got chills reading this recount. May your beautiful dog rest peacefully, and free of pain.I believe he wasn't kust sauong goodbye, but thank you for loving him. They know love, and appreciate those moments spent together.May the breeze of comfort touch you. I just so sorry for your loss.Tonya


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