Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Every year, about 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs. While anyone can potentially become the victim of a dog bite, some groups of people are more vulnerable than others. Children, for example, have the highest rate of dog bites, but for other groups of people, the risk of dog bites

It’s no secret that dogs are one of the most popular types of pets. According to a 2015-2016 survey by the American Pet Products Association, about 54.4 million households in the United States own at least one dog. Most people who own dogs consider them to be a part of the family, so they don’t

Many dog owners consider their dogs to be part of the family, but it’s very important to remember that dogs are still animals and as such, they might not always behave the way you want them to. No dog owner ever wants to think that their beloved pet would ever hurt someone, but the simple

Dog owners are very protective of their pets and don’t want anything bad to ever happen to them — or think that their beloved dog could ever hurt someone. By far, one of the best ways to protect your dog is to keep it contained. Dog bite laws vary from state to state. Some states

A dog can be an absolutely delightful addition to your family. But as a dog owner, you’re responsible for making sure your dog doesn’t injure anyone or damage another person’s property. Nobody ever wants to think that their dog could bite and seriously hurt someone, but the reality is that all dogs can potentially bite.

Dog bites can easily happen to anyone, no matter how old they are. Dogs don’t specifically single out any one particular type of person to bite, but statistically speaking, children are at the highest risk of being bitten by a dog. Over 800,000 people seek medical attention for dog bites every year and it’s estimated

No dog owner ever wants to believe that their beloved pet could ever hurt anyone, but the sheer number of dog bites that occur in America every year suggests otherwise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 4 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs every year, with children being

On December 2, 2015, a pack of pit bulls attacked a mother and her four-year-old son as they were walking to a school near their home on the west side of Detroit. The four-year-old boy, Xavier Strickland, was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive. Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged the owner of

Safely Breaking Up a Dog Fight

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 by

Lindsey Vonn is a celebrated alpine ski racer who recently found herself in the hospital after experiencing a serious dog bite. This occurred on November 7th after the 31 year-old attempted to separate her dogs after they got a little too worked up while playing. The bite on Vonn’s right hand was so severe that

If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first concern you should have is getting yourself to safety. Get away from the animal and make sure it cannot bite you again. Once safe, determine how severe the bite is. Do you need medical attention? If you are unsure, err on the side of caution and

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