Tonino Vitale lives in Italy and adores his labrador dog Dylan to the moon and back. Dylan has actually lived a long life for a 13-year-old. However, the passage of time has left its imprint on his body. When Vitale noticed that Dylan was becoming less energized, he took his beloved puppy to the vet. There, Dylan was diagnosed with joint inflammation.
Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints and is unfortunately quite common in older dogs. Arthritis causes discomfort and pain in one or more joints, and it frequently results in joint tightness and difficulty moving.
Dylan’s medical diagnosis served as a stark reminder to Vitale that the sweet dog would not live forever. Vitale made the decision to begin taking Dylan on a special walk every day in order to make his remaining time in the world as enjoyable as possible.
Dylan’s joint inflammation was making it too unpleasant and tiring for him to go on a long walk by himself, but Vitale had a plan. He built a cart for Dylan to push, then rolled Dylan and the cart around, allowing the pup to enjoy the fresh air and exciting scenery. Not long after Vitale began taking Dylan for his daily “stroll,” he noticed that the elderly dog appeared to be more alert and also pleased.
The love and devotion Vitale shows his dog has not gone unnoticed, and one of his neighbors managed to capture a video clip of the pleasant set eventually. The video clip has since gone viral, and we’re confident it will inspire even more people to go above and beyond for their elderly dogs.
You can watch the touching video here: