A female pitbull called Nova currently has the admiration of the internet, after a video uploaded by her owner went viral in Tik Tok.
In the clip shared on the account @maxpotentialdogtraining, by a man named Ryan, Nova can be seen standing over his wife who is sitting ᴅᴏᴡɴ on the sofa. Nova stands protectively over the expectant mum, with her front legs either side of her waist. The dog stays this way for a while, staring straight at the woman, before gently lowering her head ᴅᴏᴡɴ onto her owner’s tummy.
More than one million people have watched the touching video, with over 187,000 liking it. Hundreds also commented to share their thoughts, praising how clever dogs are.
One person wrote: “They always know! I think they can smell it?”
Another replied claiming that dogs can pick up on the changes in the body during pregnancy, sometimes by smell.
A third shared their own pregnancy story, saying: “My dog would lay on my belly. She freaked out when I bʀᴏᴜɢʜt him home.”
“When a dog puts their face up like that it usually is them showing their dominance and the fact she puts her head ᴅᴏᴡɴ to the baby shows she’s gonna protect it and the mum doesn’t have to worry awh,” replied someone else.
A different user added: “Our old Staffie did this too. She never left my bump.”
“We don’t deserve dogs,” proclaimed a sixth.
The TikTok user later shared an update, showing Nova and their other pets meeting the baby for the first time and it’s as sweet as you’d think.