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US firefighters give Labrador mouth-to-nose

Friday, 21st October 2011

A lucky dog in the US lived to eat another bowl of dog food after being given mouth-to-mouth by firefighters in the US.

Jared Thompson and Jamie Giese attended a fire that had broken out on the second floor of a family home in Wisconsin.

Dwight Brochardt, who had been walking one of the families other dogs, went upstairs to find the other pets, including a friend’s Labrador Coda.

However, the 17-year-old could not find Coda and firefighters entered the property to find him sitting on a chair.

He was carried out and was not breathing, so the two men began mouth-to-nose resuscitation to revive the dog.

"It was all improvised", Mr Giese said. The firemen then splashed Coda's face with water and used an oxygen mask to bring him round fully.

Coda then spent the night in an animal hospital so he could recover.

Mr Brochardt said: "He's just a sweetheart. He's been following me around for two days straight."