When Randolphe Combes Chihuahua/Pomeranian-cross puppy collapsed in the street, he instinctively went into lifesaver mode to revive the poor pup.
Randolphe and fiancee Gemma were walking their dog Roxy in their hometown of Broomhill, Glasgow, when a bone became lodged in the dogs throat. At first Roxy began to pant heavily, but collapsed to the pavement moments later as she struggled for breathe.
Fiancee Gemma began to scream, while the event triggered Randolphe into remembering his fist-aid training. Randolphe dropped to the ground beside the puppy and performed the heimlich maneuver on Roxy- pumping her chest repeatedly. After a few unsuccessful pumps, Randolphe knew he had to try something else and quickly, on the now lifeless body of Roxy.
Knowing that the bone was the reason Roxy couldn’t breathe, he pushed two of his fingers down her throat feeling the sharp object contracting her airway. He was unable to pull it out, but after pushing it further down her throat, the puppy let out a whine and started to breathe again. Randolphe’s finger was bitten in the moment but he was just happy that Roxy was alive.
The puppy was taken to a veterinary clinic where a surgery was performed to remove the bone. She was stabilized over night and is now doing well.