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Incredible! Newly Rescued Pit Bull Saves Four-Year-Old Boy’s Life


TaterTot was a pit bull on death row at a Minneapolis, Minn. animal control facility. He was destined to become a part of the estimated one million bully breeds killed each year in U.S. shelters.

Thankfully, Christi Smith rescued TaterTot just in time and brought him into her home as a foster animal. Just a few days after his rescue, another incredible rescue occurred — TaterTot saved Smith’s four-year-old son, Peyton Anderson.

The 10-month-old pit bull seemed to know something was wrong.

“He kept on whining and barking and running between the two of us,” Smith told Fox 9. “I checked on [Peyton], and he was barely breathing.”

Smith’s son was rushed to the emergency room and doctors discovered that he was suffering from a severe drop in blood sugar.

In a video news report conducted by Fox 9, Isis Sanchez of the Blue Pearl Veterinary Clinic said that TaterTot’s excellent sense of smell may have detected the presence of ketones, an organic compound created when blood sugar is low.

“What, for us, is barely a whiff of something gives them a huge picture of what’s going on,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez also added that dogs may have a “sixth sense,” which allows them to detect changes in electrical activity and may help certain dogs warn people with epilepsy about seizures before they occur.

After Smith’s son’s rescue, TaterTot was officially adopted into the Smith household.

“I am never going to let this dog go,” Smith told Pioneer Press. “I owe him for the rest of his life.”

Find out more about TaterTot and his family in the news video report from Fox 9 here.

Image source: My Fox 9

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