Puppies are extremely curious and love to play with just about anything they get their paws on.
That’s why it’s so important for dog owners to never leave anything around a puppy that could potentially be dangerous.
Recently, one Montana family learned this lesson the hard way when they came home after a few hours out and discovered their eight-month-old Coonhound puppy named Blaze in the backyard with a massive tire stuck around his neck.
Blaze had been left in the backyard while his owners were away, and when he found a tire lying on the ground, he couldn’t help but investigate it and ended up getting his head stuck inside. When his owners came home, they rushed him to the vet when they struggled to get the tire off. However, even the vet couldn’t figure out a solution.
“Fire Marshal Brian Doherty answered a call from St. Frances Veterinary Hospital this afternoon. They asked if we had extrication equipment. When Fire Marshal Doherty asked what they needed, they reported that a puppy’s head was stuck in the wheel of a tire. The Vet didn’t know what to do so they called us,” the Butte-Silver Fire Department wrote in a post to their Facebook.
“With a lot of coconut oil, patience, a lot of ear tucking, and some powerful skin-pulling, Blaze’s head was quickly and successfully extricated from the tire wheel without the use of tools but with Firefighter Zach Osborne’s brute strength.”
“Hopefully this was a valuable lesson for young Blaze, and we won’t have to respond to any more menacing incidents involving this playful puppy.”