Firefighters save choking dog

By From page A3 | November 06, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Firefighters saved a dog from choking Monday after the owner brought it to the station for help.

Firefighters at Station 40 heard a knock at the door and found a woman holding a small dog that was having breathing problems. The woman told the men her dog was choking on a bone.

Firefighters/Paramedics Casey Morse and Kyle Smith, along with Capt. Warren Ducioame, took the dog and assessed the situation. A rib bone was soon spotted stuck in the airway. They used Magill forceps, usually used to remove objects from the throats of humans, and successfully removed the bone, according to a press release.

The dog immediately reacted, becoming more alert and wagging his tail. The owner thanked the men and took the pet home.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • GemmaNovember 06, 2012 - 9:13 am

    SMDH dogs arent's supposed to eat MEAT BONES, but I am glad the dog is ok. Hopefully the owner learned her lesson, and kudos to her for the quick thinking of taking the dog to the firehouse. I would have panicked, and never thought of that.

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