Friday, April 1, 2011

Hounds in Headlines: Dog Performs Heimlich to Save Life

He’s a pet dog by day and EMT by night.

In a 2007 story, a woman in Maryland was rescued from a near death choking experience when her dog pushed her onto the floor and jumped up and down on her chest until she could breathe again.

Through his own modified version of the Heimlich maneuver, her 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Toby, was able to push out the piece of apple she was choking on.

Click here to see a short video of Toby and his owner, Debbie Parkhurst, in the news.

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