Police give naloxone to dog that got into owner's oxycodone

Naloxone with needle and kit in background.

LYMAN, Maine - Police in Maine say a dog that got into its owner's oxycodone perked right up after police administered the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone.

York County Sheriff William King says the dog's owner flagged down a passing officer in Lyman on Thursday. The owner said she was unable to get help from a veterinarian and asked Sgt. David Chauvette to help the 3-year-old yellow Labrador named Addie. King says the dog was drowsy and the owner feared an overdose.

King says Chauvette administered naloxone and the dog "seemed to perk up."

King said the dog seemed fine Thursday night.

The oxycodone had been legally prescribed to the dog's owner.

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