Puppy Nearly Dies After Encountering Drugs on a Morning Walk

It’s incredibly common to take your dog on a walk each day to ensure they get plenty of exercise to keep them fit and healthy. Taking a young puppy for a walk is no exception; this activity is crucial to their development and good behavior. But for one young puppy, a recent morning walk nearly killed her. As many puppies do, this young three month old Labrador puppy named Zoey found a piece of trash and began to chew on it. Her owner, a man named Peter Thibault, thought she had found an old package of cigarettes and quickly took it away from his young dog. But, a few moments later the little puppy collapsed on the sidewalk and he began to panic.

His puppy Zoey had her eyes rolled back in her head and tongue hanging out and was unresponsive. So, he called his veterinarian and rushed the puppy to the local animal hospital. The veterinarian administered a dose of naloxone (commonly known as Narcan) which can reverse the effects of an overdose in human patients if administered quickly. Peter left the room and returned just five minutes later to find his sweet little puppy awake and alert again. She was going to be okay, thanks to some quick thinking on his and his veterinarian’s part.

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Sadly, this is becoming part of a major ongoing problem across the United States. While it is not often a puppy gets into drugs on the sidewalk, it is becoming increasingly common for police dogs to overdose. These trained dogs are used to sniff out drugs, but can accidently ingest the very drugs they are working to sniff out—which can cause them to overdose on the job. For this reason, many police officers carry extra naloxone to ensure both they and their K9 partners are safe and do not encounter issues to their health and well-being.

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