Dog Helps Diabetic?

by Rathi Manohar on  March 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A 61-year-old diabetic man in southwestern Oregon, whose name has not been revealed, woke up from a nap on his couch to find his dog had eaten part of his foot.
 Dog Helps Diabetic?
Dog Helps Diabetic?

He called the police who arrived to find him missing three toes and part of his foot. They also discovered the dog in the kitchen area. The man was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Roseburg, where his condition is stated to be serious.

People with diabetes can develop nerve damage called neuropathy which results in loss of feeling in the feet. In the victim the foot could have turned gangrenous and the dog may have just been removing the dead tissue. Hence, veterinarian Alan Ross says the dog should not have to go through corrective measures since it did not act 'out of meanness.'



Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
mrbean

Dogs eat almost anything.it's unusual for a dog to nibble on a live persons body, let alone his master.What attracted the dog to do this.Make the meal repugnant to animals with an anti-germ spray which meat eating animals will reject and there you are,you have a cure for many infections in the body.Try to abstract the liquid from gloves,and it will take many gloves and it will be expensive but the remedy will help. A drop a day will see the health improvement.

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive