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Diabetic Man’s Toes Eaten by Dog as He Slept

March 6, 2011

I seem to remember reading about some fish which nibble dead skin off people’s feet but this is just too extreme!

“The dog, a Shiba Inu, was acting on its instinct to remove diseased flesh and does not appear to be dangerous, said Douglas County Animal Control Deputy Lee Bartholomew.

Dogs have been known to eat dead or diseased human flesh. A family’s dog in Illinois ate the toes off a 10-year-old girl’s left foot while she slept last December. She had a sore on her foot.

In August, a dog in Michigan bit off most of its owner’s infected big toe after the man passed out from alcohol. The man had diabetes, and the animal was apparently attracted to a festering wound.”

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