Sometimes it's just asking what will help the patient and in this case the dog.   This is complementary medicine at it's best.  

This Dog Was Tied To A Train Track. That Boy Has An Unfathomable Condition. Now Watch This.

    A 7 year-old boy named Owen Howkins was born with a condition that makes him unique. Owen has Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a disease that leaves his muscles constantly tense. Because of his condition he was afraid to interact with others. Haatchi was a lonely dog that faced death and abandonment. Together, though they make a pair that puts smiles on the faces of everyone they see.