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→
This was a new one on me! I flew into Portland, Maine this week for a training conference, and as I was walking through the airport, I found this room right next to the regular restrooms. A place for your dog to relieve him or herself. I know the picture’s not great, so this is a small area of fake grass with a plastic fire hydrant in the middle of it. The rest of the (relatively large, I thought) room is empty, except for a sink and a poop bag dispenser.
I can’t figure out if Portland gets that many dog visitors or if it’s just really, really cold and inhospitable for so many months during the winter that they added this indoor convenience.