Dog Hailed As Hero For Saving Little Girl During Seizure

A Labrador puppy named Baxter alerted his owner to her daughter's seizure and reportedly saved her life.

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When this little girl needed immediate help, it was Baxter to the rescue! Via Amanda Goodman/STV News
When this little girl needed immediate help, it was Baxter to the rescue! Via Amanda Goodman/STV News

A mom in Scotland says her daughter wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for the family’s 9-month-old puppy.

Baxter, a Labrador Retriever, alerted his owner, Amanda Goodman, of Renfrew, Scotland, to her daughter’s seizure — an act Goodman says saved the little girl’s life, STV News reports.

“He’s our hero,” she told STV.

Last week, 6-year-old Olivia Goodman had come home sick from school with a fever and was sleeping on the couch when she went into a seizure and began choking on her own vomit, according to STV. That’s when Baxter reportedly took action — barking, growling and pacing around the living room.

Thanks to Baxter, Olivia is still alive. Via Amanda Goodman/STV News

Thanks to Baxter, Olivia is still alive. Via Amanda Goodman/STV News

“He continued to pace the living room and bark at her and growl at myself until he jumped on her, knocking off her covers,” Goodman told STV News.

It was then that Goodman realized what was happening and called the ambulance.

Baxter just making sure his friend is resting comfortably. Via Amanda Goodman/STV News

Baxter just making sure his friend is resting comfortably. Via Amanda Goodman/STV News

After spending a night in the hospital, Olivia is now recovering at home, with her hero Baxter predictably and adorably by her side.

“She owes her life to this puppy,” Goodman said.

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