Dog gnaws off diabetic owner's toe

ALTON, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois woman says her beloved miniature dachshund gnawed off her right big toe while she was asleep.

Linda Floyd told the Alton Telegraph for a story Wednesday that her beloved Roscoe was euthanized because of safety concerns.

The 56-year-old says she has no feeling in her toes because of nerve damage from diabetes. She discovered the toe missing after waking from a nap Monday. She called her daughter, who phoned 911.

A veterinarian says the toe had been bandaged because of a healing hangnail. That might have somehow attracted the dog.

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