See the adorable moment young girl plays doctors with her pet dog

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One budding doctor from New York has found the perfect medical patient to practice her skills on – her pet dog Nala. While many canine companions might run away when they are prodded and poked by their owner, Nala sits perfectly still as the young girl, Brooklyn, performs a thorough medical examination on her.

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In an adorable video shared by Brooklyn's parents, the dog sits in an upright position on the sofa while Brooklyn checks her blood pressure and examines under her ears, before trying to feed her with a bottle.

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Brooklyn checks her pet dog's blood pressure while she stays completely still

"You're a good patient Nala," her mum can be heard saying in the background.

"She's really good! She's not moving," Brooklyn replied as she continued her check-up.

The video was shared on Facebook by the girl's father Dave Pesso, who wrote: "Dr Brooklyn in the house… Her first patient is really a special one!"

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Brooklyn said her dog was a "really good" patient

Her mum Jan Axelrod has also posted the clip on the social networking site, where it has quickly clocked up over 19 million views.

"Dr Brooklyn making sure Nala is healthy," she captioned the video.

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The youngster gave her dog a hug after the check-up

Unsurprisingly the sweet clip has attracted a number of comments from friends of the couple, and has also been shared over 390,000 times by viewers touched by the heart-warming bond between Brooklyn and her dog.

"Adorable. The 'patient' has such an even temper. Such a cute video," one friend commented.

"What an amazing patient and such a caring cute doctor," another added.

Dr Brooklyn making sure Nala is healthy. Lol

Posted by Jan Axelrod on Wednesday, 10 February 2016