Man "grateful" dog ate his toe

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ROCKFORD, Michigan - (AP) Jerry Douthett of Rockford says Kiko's action helped uncover an undiagnosed diabetic condition and led to treatment that could save his life.

The Grand Rapids Press reported that the 48-year-old musician knew for a while something was wrong with his foot. He resisted seeking care until giving in to his nurse wife's pressure one day last month.

Before going for an appointment, Douthett says he went out drinking, then came home and passed out. When he awoke, the terrier was beside him in bed and lots of blood was where his toe used to be.

His wife rushed him to Spectrum Health Blodgett Campus, where Doctors found a bone infection and amputated the rest of his toe.


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  • by Heather on Aug 4, 2010 at 09:56 PM
    I'd like to know what the hell kind of nurse his wife is that she had no real clues that her husband had diabetes.
  • by John Location: Grand Junction on Aug 4, 2010 at 02:02 PM
    What a horrible family pet. I can't imagine any dog I've ever owned or known that would eat it's owner while sleeping. That animal needs to be put down because it has some severe problems. I bet no one will be bringing their infants over to that house. Put your baby down for a nap and the dog will eat it.
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