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Ohio police officer uses Narcan to save dog

October 9, 2018

Ohio police officer uses Narcan to save dog

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — A dog that had an adverse reaction to anesthesia while at a veterinarian’s office was saved by a police officer who gave the dog Narcan.

The dog, a doberman pinscher named Trooper, was at the Austintown Veterinary Clinic last week to be neutered, WFMJ Channel 21 reports.

But officials say the dog had a severe reaction to the anesthesia and was in an “opioid emergency.”

Austintown police Sgt. Rick John responded to the clinic an gave the dog Narcan, a common medication used to help people overdosing on opioids, WYTC Channel 33 reports.

John tells WYTC he “wasn’t 100 percent” sure the medication would work on a dog.

It did, and Trooper went home to his owners shortly after the incident, WYTC reports.

Austintown is located just west of Youngstown.

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