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00:00:02
>> Puppies will get into almost anything, but when three-month-old Zoe got into a cigarette box on a recent morning walk it almost cost her her life.>> The cigarette box was right there, she had it in her mouth for maybe 30 seconds.>> But hidden inside the box was an opioid, and owner Peter Tebow says that 30 seconds was all it took for Zoe to react.
00:00:23
>> She was like a normal dog like this, and then within seconds just keeled over, fell right on her side.>> Tebow wasted no time in rushing Zoe to the nearby Bulger Veterinary Hospital, where Krista Vernaleken picked up on the signs.>> Just the combination of it being a young, otherwise healthy dog who had then very suddenly collapsed right after eating something on the street, those were kind of the keys.
00:00:48
>> She asked me to leave the room and literally within five minutes she asked me to come back in. The dog was upright, alert, responsive, it was unbelievable.>> Vernaleken had given Zoe a dose of Naloxone, a form of the life saving drug Narcan used to reverse opioid overdoses.
00:01:06
>> It could have been one of the kids in the neighborhood and that would have been devastating, there's little kids out here all the time.>> Tebow says it's a scary reminder of the country's ongoing opioid epidemic that he says has hit closer to home than he could ever have imagined.