A rescued ten-month-old rescued pit bull in Minneapolis, who was about to be euthanized in an animal shelter, may have saved the life of his four-year-old human companion by alerting the child's mother that something was wrong reported MyFox TwinCities.com on Monday.
Christi Smith had rescued the pooch named TatorTot from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control less than a week ago and had agreed to foster the frisky little guy until a suitable home could be found for him.
In the middle of the night, TatorTot started to act strangely and continued to whine and bark and even jumped on Smith's four-year-old son, Peyton Anderson. The dog licked the child's face, and as Smith tried to wake him, realized something was terribly wrong.
A dog's amazing sense of smell likely picked up ketones from young Peyton and sensed something was wrong. Dogs are being trained for an extraordinary amount of disease detection work as well as coming to the aid of their human companions with disabilities.
Peyton was rushed to the emergency room where physician's found the child's blood sugar seriously low. No one knows why this happened yet, however Smith is just grateful that this angel, in the shape of an adorable little brown dog, most likely saved her son's life.
And guess what? It would seem Tater Tot now has his own "furrever" home.
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"Now we can hope more people will want to adopt dogs from shelters. Imagine all the dogs who can help so many people out there with their medical issues. I really like that this dog is a pit bull too, " states Catherine Black, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. "I have two rescues of my own, and every day they thank me for being in my life."
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