Owner spends $400 to treat his limping dog, but later finds he was only imitating owner out of sympathy

Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend. Many dogs undergo specialized training to help the ill or the injured and even non-trained dogs seem to sense whenever their owners are unhappy.

A man spent nearly $400 to get his seemingly injured dog checked up. As it turns out, the dog wasn’t injured at all but pretending to limp in sympathy for his owner, who had a fractured leg.

The London resident’s video being shared online shows him in a plastered cast. On account of his broken leg, he walks with a limp. Walking beside him is his dog named Bill who is a lurcher. The animal is also walking with a clearly visible limp in his step and struggling to move.

Looking at the video, it’s obvious why Russell must have rushed to the hospital to get his beloved friend checked out.

After X-rays and rounds of examination by doctors, Russell discovered that there was no physical injury to be found anywhere on the dog.

“Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong just sympathy. Love him,” Russell said according to SkyNews Australia.

The dog was simply imitating his owner, most possibly, out of sympathy. They arrived at this conclusion because his limping started shortly after Russell’s own injury. He must have picked it up that his owner was no longer able to walk properly so he started doing it as well.