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Dog Saved Owner with Heimlich Maneuver.

When Debbie Parkhurst, 45, was home alone and choked on an apple, her dog came to her rescue by performing a Heimlich maneuver!

“It was lodged pretty tight because I couldn’t breathe,”
she said. “I tried to do the thing where you lean over a chair and give yourself the Heimlich, but it didn’t work.”

Parkhurst said she then began beating her chest, an action that might have attracted Toby’s attention.

“The next think I know, Toby’s up on his hind feet and he’s got his front paws on my shoulders,” she recalled. “He pushed me to the ground, and once I was on my back, he began jumping up and down on my chest.”

Toby’s jumping apparently managed to dislodge the apple from Parkhurst’s windpipe.

“As soon as I started breathing, he stopped and began licking my face, as if to keep me from passing out,” she said.

Link - via Blue's News


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"... then he drove me to the hospital and filled out the insurance forms, while I got checked out."

I think this might be one of those people who spends a bit too much time with their pet. It's more likely falling backwards forced the object out, and after that danger of passing out is pretty slight once you can breathe.
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