Tag Archives: life saving

Yes, Narcan does work for dogs

Narcan, the nasal spray that blocks opioid receptors in the brain and revives overdose victims, has become somewhat controversial as people question giving addicts several chances at escaping death when they refuse to get help with their recovery. Some municipalities are requiring those who are given the life-saving drug to perform community service in payment for the dose they receive from first responders.

Fortunately, the sheriff department in York County, Maine, didn’t give it a second thought when Addie, a mere dog, accidentally overdosed after fishing some oxycontin out of a purse in her home. Continue reading Yes, Narcan does work for dogs

Lost Dog Saves Boy’s Life

PawNation is reporting on a dog who was being fostered after running away from home.  While the dog was in foster care, one of his human companions, who happens to have Downs Syndrome, experienced a seizure. 

In true Lassie fashion, the dog was able to attract the attention of the boy’s mother and lead her to the boy in time to save his life!  Pretty darn impressive!

Read the whole story (much more eloquently told) here.

Kudos to all involved for making the right decisions about the family and the dog!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog.

Sometimes its better not to put a dog to sleep

From Grand Rapids, Michigan comes this report: a man took his dog to the vet 2 weeks ago and found out she had several cancerous tumors. Surgery was not an option, and the man didn’t want to put his dog through chemo, so he chose to let her live out the time she had left with some help from painkillers. Early Saturday morning, his house caught on fire, and the dog awakened him to the danger! Scott Seymour credits Brittney, a 9-year old bulldog, with saving his life. Incredible! It’s nice to hear good news every once in awhile.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!