"Jerry had had all these Margaritas, so I just let him sleep," said his wife, Rosee, a registered nurse. "But then I heard these screams coming from the bedroom, and he was yelling, 'My toe's gone, my toe's gone!'"

Mlive – Dogs that bite are not ordinarily lavished with praise, but Jerry Douthett’s little dog Kiko is being hailed as a lifesaver. Kiko apparently sensed an infection festering in his master’s right big toe — and chewed most of it off after Douthett passed out in a drunken stupor. A trip to the hospital confirmed Douthett’s digit required amputation, and Kiko is being heralded by his owner for helping him realize he has been suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Rosee suspected her husband was a diabetes candidate and urged him many times to be checked. He resisted, however, fearing the diagnosis. His brother died some years back from complications of diabetes.

The Rockford man’s strange odyssey began several months ago when he started picking at what he thought was a small sliver on the bottom of his toe. He used a knife to cut skin away from the affected area, but it worsened, swelling so much he had to eschew shoes and resort to loose-fitting sandals.
“He ate it. I mean, he must have eaten it, because we couldn’t find it anywhere else in the house. I look down, there’s blood all over, and my toe is gone.” Rosee, 40, rushed her husband to the hospital where she’s a gerontology nurse — Spectrum Health’s Blodgett Campus. Kiko had gnawed to a point below the nail-line. When tests revealed an infection to the bone, doctors amputated what was left of the toe. It might not surprise researchers studying the capacity of dogs to sniff out everything from cancer to blood glucose levels. Dogs have up to 220 million olfactory receptors, compared to 50 million or so in humans.

Fucking Dogs. What can’t they do? Dude is about to die from a rotten toe and for some reason refuses to go to the doctor, so the dog takes matters into his own hands and just fucking eats the thing. Talk about taking one for the team huh? Seriously that’s like taking a bullet for your best friend. You know, if this was a cat it probably would have just clawed the shit out of it to kill his owner so he could inherit the house. Cats are bitches like that. But not fucking dogs. Dogs are the most loyal of all the animals known to man.. Thats why I fee my dog cats..  Fuck cats…..