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"Jerry Douthett was initially very angry with his pet Jack Russell after his pet pooch ran up to him and chomped off his big toe -- but after going to hospital to treat the wound, it appears his furry best friend has actually saved his life.Dr. Dog headline the free show on Governors Island tonight (8/15). If you can't be there, you can always stream it live on ConverseRadio.com.
Douthett, a 48-year-old musician from Rockford, USA, had an infection in his foot for weeks, but hadn't wanted to seek any medical care for it, but after coming back home after a night out drinking and celebrating, Kiko, his dog, thought it best to take matters into his own hands. Or mouth, as it turned out.
Unbeknownst to Mr Douthett, he was in fact suffering from undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes, and the condition is now being treated thanks to his faithful friend's seemingly unfaithful act.
And if you were worrying how exactly the canine 'operation' occurred, don't worry -- Douthett was so drunk he has passed out on his sofa. At which point Dr Dog, who knew some free anesthetic when he saw some, took the opportunity to bite off the big toe." [Asylum]