Massive Heart Attack Was Killing Elderly Man, But Then His Dog ‘Dialed 911’


74-year-old Philip McKenzie owes his life to his service dog. The elderly man shared his home with the little labrador for the last three years after a bad fall prompted him adopt her. It is incredible how much a service dog can change your life and it turned out to be the best decision he could have made.

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McKenzie was watching TV in his living room recently when he started feeling shortness of breath and a shooting pain in his chest. “I knew right away it wasn’t good. I started to get up from the couch to go to the phone but halfway there I collapsed onto the floor and couldn’t get up. I couldn’t even open my mouth to call for help, the pain was so bad.”

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In all likelihood, if McKenzie had lived alone he would have died that day, but thankfully his faithful pup Jessie was there to save the day.

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